Kerry Washington says ‘self-care is important’ amid coronavirus outbreak

Kerry Washington thinks a “level of self-care and calm is important” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The 43-year-old actress is concerned about the global health crisis, but Kerry also insists she is trying to remain as calm as possible under the circumstances.

“Elevated levels of stress impact our immune systems, so [a] level of self-care and calm is important.”

— Washington

She told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “It’s a time where we all have to strike a tricky balance between making sure that we stay informed and are getting the facts – so that we can make decisions to help take care of ourselves and the people around us – and also try not to panic.

“Especially at this time. Elevated levels of stress impact our immune systems, so [a] level of self-care and calm is important.”

Fellow Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were recently diagnosed with coronavirus.