Covid-19 · 4 May 2020

Being Well (and Famous) In The South

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson


A famous song from 1961 by The Tokens has made Invercargill’s WellSouth team YouTube stars.
Making a Covid-19 dance video out of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ – the community-based assessment centre (CBAC) has proven you can still move in the restrictive PPE gear.
Lyrics were written by Helen Ramsay and include “swabbing throats all day, ’til our hair goes grey,” featuring one of the staff swinging a giant swabbing stick.

Dr Aidan Smith leads the singing with a message to viewers about being brave (something we all know a lion is reknown for).
Other WellSouth teams in Queenstown and Dunedin have made their own videos as well.
What will they think of next?