Gisele Bundchen urges fans to stay 'calm and positive' amid coronavirus lockdown

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen has urged her followers to remain "calm and positive" as they self-isolate due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Brazilian supermodel, who lives in America, where many states have implemented social distancing measures in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, posted a lengthy message to her followers on Instagram to instruct them to follow government protocols to help protect each other and potentially save lives.

"We need community thinking. Think about it - it could be your father, mother, grandmother or someone you know that is most at risk. It is important that we act in solidarity and that we act in the best interest of our common society," she wrote on Tuesday.

Gisele, who is currently on holiday in Costa Rica, then encouraged her fans to remain as upbeat as possible about the situation.

"We cannot let fear and anxiety consume our minds. These feelings generate stress and stress lowers our immune system and our ability to fight infections and viruses," the 39-year-old continued. "We must instead take care of ourselves and also try our best to help those who are most at risk by supporting them and their basic needs. We have to try and remain calm, positive and continue to support each other... We're all in this together."

Gisele concluded her post by thanking healthcare employees who have been "working tirelessly" amid the pandemic.

On Tuesday, the model's husband, American football star Tom Brady, announced he was leaving his team, the New England Patriots, after 20 years.

In a comment under his announcement on Instagram, Gisele wrote, "So much gratitude for all the wonderful experiences and friendships we had in beautiful New England this past few years."

Reports suggest the sportsman will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida.

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