Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande And Lady Gaga Urge Fans To Self-Isolate

'I love you guys so much and I need to express my concern that things aren't being taken seriously enough right now.'

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Ariana Grande{ =nofollow}, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift have urged their fans to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling social media followers they’re not taking the illness seriously enough.

‘Guys, I follow you online and I love you guys so much and I need to express my concern that things aren't being taken seriously enough right now,’ Taylor said on her Instagram stories. ‘I'm seeing lots of get togethers and hangs and parties still happening. This is the time to cancel plans...don't assume that because you don't feel sick that you aren't possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable...we need to make social sacrifices right now.’

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga - posing with her three dogs - said, ‘So I talked to some doctors and scientists. It’s not the easiest for everyone right now but the kindest/healthiest thing we can do is self-quarantine and not hang out with people over 65 and in large groups.’ She adds, ‘I wish I could see my parents and grandmas right now but it’s much safer to not so I don’t get them sick in case I have it. I’m hanging at home with my dogs.’

And Ariana Grande posted a lengthy series of tweets admonishing people who say the pandemic ‘isn't a big deal’, ending with the tweet ‘like your hip hop yoga class can fucking wait I promise’. ‘It is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly,’ she wrote. ‘The “we will be fine because we're young” mindset is putting people who aren't young and/or healthy in a lot of danger. You sound stupid and privileged.’

James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko also announced today that she has tested positive for the virus. It comes after Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson said last week they had contracted the virus in Australia.

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