Hollywood actor Paul Rudd has encouraged young people to wear face masks in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19.
The Friends actor, was enlisted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to participate in the video.
In the clip, the 51-year-old says: “Yo, what up dogs, Paul Rudd here. Actor and certified young person.
“A few days ago I was talking on the iPhone with my homie Governor Cuomo, and he’s just going off about how us millennials need to wear masks because, get this, apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials.”
“So Cuoms asked me, he’s like, ‘Paul, you gotta help! What are you, like 26?’ And I didn’t correct him.”
Rudd continues: “It’s not hard. People are dying, hundreds of thousands of people are dying. It’s preventable. I shouldn’t have to make it fun – it’s science!”
This video is part of Cuomo’s national “Mask Up America” campaign.
In a statement to USA TODAY Cuomo said: “This nation is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic and young people are not immune from it,” “We all need to do our part and wear a mask. Thanks to Paul Rudd for helping us spread this crucial message and reach young people like him.”
On Monday, fines of $50 were introduced for New York City commuters who refuse to wear a mask on subways, trains and buses.
You can check out the video below.