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5-year-old Charlotte County girl does at-home COVID-19 "newscast"

Posted at 9:18 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 09:23:40-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A 5-year-old Charlotte County girl is entertaining her family during the COVID-19 pandemic with her at-home “newscast.”

One day, Kya Capers picked up a cell phone and started recording herself doing an at-home newscast. And she had a lot to say about COVID-19.

“So, talking about the virus,” Kya started. “We don’t like the virus because we can't meet people that we don't know. We can't touch them or hug them. Even our friends. We can’t go to school anymore because of the virus. We can’t even go inside of stores because of the virus,” she said in the clip.

“She brought it to me and showed me and I was just hilarious I had to show it,” Kya’s mom, Morgan Welch, said.

“The virus is very bad, so we don’t want the virus to be in us, because we can make other people sick. And we don't want that to happen to other people. So we try to not touch people that we don't know. And even if we love them and they're our friends, we don't touch them,” Kya continued in the clip.

“Even when she was two, she would grab one of the stakes that you have in your yard, and she would pull it out of the ground, and start singing,” Kya’s Grandma, Kelly Rockow, said.

“You can only hug your mom, your grandma.. You can’t ever hug a random person you don't know. Because it's bad. If you do, you can get sick, and then maybe die and go to heaven. It could happen to a kid, and I’m a kid on the news,” Kya said in her newscast clip.

Kya told Fox 4 she watches the news with her Grandma three times a day.

“I just want them to know that it’s very bad. You can’t see it, because maybe it’s in peoples’ bodies,” Kya told Fox 4.

Kya also knows the proper safety precautions to protect yourself from COVID-19.

“So you don’t get sick, you have to wear masks and gloves,” she said. “I am having safety when I go to stores, and I have never took my mask off. Just sometimes. I’m like, ‘Mom! I can’t breathe in it!’” She said.

Kya also perfected her newscaster sign-off.

“I make the news, and I am the news person. Bye!” Kya said at the end of her newscast.

When asked what she wanted to be when she grows up, Kya said an astronaut.