The number of confirmed cases in the UK has jumped by 232 in just one day, seeing a further 14 people die.
And now celebrities are starting to speak out, including the Lover hitmaker who told fans to stop partying and truly isolate.
Taking to her Instagram story, the 30-year-old wrote: ‘Guys, I follow you online and I love you guys so much and need to express my concern that things aren’t being taken seriously enough right now.
‘I’m seeing lots of get togethers and hangs and parties still happening.’ The pop star added: ‘This is the time to cancel plans, actually truly isolate as much as you can, and don’t assume that because you don’t feel sick that you aren’t possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable to this.
‘It’s a really scary time but we need to make social sacrifices right now.’ She’s not the only one asking fans to take responsibility, as Ariana grande has also written a statement to her twitter followers.
‘I keep hearing a surprising amount of people statements like, “This isn’t a big deal” / “We’ll be fine” / “We still have to go about our daily lives” and it’s really blowing my mind. ‘I understand if that is how you felt weeks ago, but please read about what’s going on please don’t turn a blind eye.’
The Thank U, Next hitmaker added: ‘It is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly, 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 and you need to care more about others. Like now.’
After receiving backlash from people who still need to go out and work, the pint-sized popstar added: ‘I understand and entirely support your frustration. I do not mean to disrespect anyone who doesn’t have the privilege of cancelled work or being able to call out of their work. ‘But, this is a national emergency and a pandemic of global proportion.’ She then urged people to support h.r.6201, adding: ‘This bill will provide people with necessary financial support in terms of paid sick leave / unemployment due to coronavirus / isolation / prevention! Please contact your senate to support the passing of this bill! Urgently.
‘Instead of responding with your frustration (that I totally agree with and support) call your senators! We need them to support this plan. Everyone deserves to be financially supported and feel safe at home during this time.’