Pop star Lady Gaga has announced that she's gone into self-quarantine with her dogs in a bid to keep her friends and family safe and halt the spread of the virus.
Seeking expert advice
In a post on Instagram, Gaga announced that she'd spoken to doctors and scientists who had advised the best way to keep others safe was to self-quarantine and avoid large groups and spending time with older people.
It's a tough decision to make when you're feeling healthy and one that many of us are facing at the moment.
Lady Gaga also revealed that she won't be seeing her parents or grandparents amid the pandemic in a bid to prevent passing on the illness if she contracts it.
Furry friends make isolation a bit easier
Luckily for Gaga, and indeed many Wamiz readers, she does have a selection of four-legged friends to keep her company. The pop star shared a snap to Instagram with her three gorgeous French Bulldogs who seem perfectly happy to stay under a blanket indoors with their owner.
Several musicians have cancelled tours and music festivals across the world are being postponed.
Staying home does seem to be the best way to avoid contracting the disease and passing it on to those considered particularly vulnerable, which includes older people, those with pre-existing health conditions and pregnant women.
We wish her and her pups all the best and if anyone reading this is also self-isolating or in quarantine then stay safe and we hope, like Lady Gaga, you have a furry friend to keep you company (and if not, rest assured, we'll be posting regular fuzzy friends pictures to help you through).