Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa have plenty of company during self-isolation.
The Man himself called into SiriusXM’s E Street Radio to update host Jim Rotolo and the listeners on his situation amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Everyone is just trying to stay busy. Patti and I are hanging out a lot which is great, we are having a good time together,” Springsteen said. “We are on a farm so we have our horses here and we get to spend a little time with them… that’s been nice.”
“I have been busy a little bit working on some music,” he continued. “I try to keep my day as full as possible and keep myself from going completely cabin fever crazy.
Springsteen, 70, also said he has kept in touch with the E Street Band.
“I’ve talked to Steve [Van Zandt] quite a bit, which is always a source of great entertainment,” the iconic musician said. “So he keeps my spirits up.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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