Five-time Grammy Award-winning Christian singer Sandi Patty revealed Wednesday that she has tested positive for coronavirus as she beseeched others to take the outbreak seriously:
The singer explained in a video posted to Facebook:
"This is not fake news, this is real, this is everything that they say it is, and we just gotta take it seriously. I'm really thankful that Don and I are, first, taking it seriously for ourselves. And when we make the right choice to quarantine ourselves, not only are we protecting ourselves and thinking about ourselves, it's the right decision for everybody else too."
The caption of the video said:
"If you are not already practicing social distancing and staying home, do so now. This is what we can all do. This is how we stop the spread."