Roger Federer breaks silence on coronavirus to urge everyone ‘take social distancing very very seriously’

Michael Graham
Roger Federer press conference

Roger Federer has broken his silence on the coronavirus crisis as Switzerland begins to feel the situation worsen.

Swiss Heath Minister Alain Bersat has warned the nation’s hospitals were “reaching the limits of their capacity” as the total of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country approached 5000.

That has prompted Federer to attempt to use his considerable influence to urge everyone take the role they have to play seriously.

“I’m also staying home and I haven’t been shaking anybody’s hands for quite some time now,” Federer said on Instagram.

“Obviously, I wash my hands very frequently as we’re supposed to.

“I believe helping each other is more important now than ever. Especially because we want to help the older generation.

“They’re the ones at highest risk and we need to help them by keeping a distance of two metres and not shake hands.

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“It’s really important to take these rules seriously. Very very seriously.

“Eventually, we could all be in quarantine and not be able to leave the house anymore so I really hope all of us take it very seriously.”

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