Never one to shy away from controversy, Roseanne Barr is back with claims about COVID-19.

Speaking with Norm Macdonald on his YouTube show “Quarantined With Norm Macdonald”, Barr suggested that the pandemic is a way of getting rid of people her age.

“I think they’re just trying to get rid of all my generation,” Barr said. “The boomer ladies that, you know, that inherited their, you know, are widows. They inherited the money so they got to go wherever the money is and figure out a way to get it from people.”

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“That would be a good thriller,” Macdonald responded.

Barr has been spending quarantine at her home in Hawaii where they “have one [coronavirus] case on the island” and 99 per cent of the residents are sequestered and “doing what they are supposed to do.”

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However, it is worth noting that Hawaii actually has 371 cases across the islands.

While at home, the disgraced comedian “[has] the time now to research and come up with the perfect lawsuit,” which includes most of Hollywood so she can “f**k over everybody in the f**king world over there.”

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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