Naomi Campbell reveals she lost someone 'every day this week' to coronavirus

Danny Thompson
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Naomi Campbell in February. (Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Catwalk legend Naomi Campbell has revealed she has lost someone she knew every day this week to the coronavirus.

The 49-year-old took to social media to tell how she had not been able “to be there for loved ones” and asked her 8.7 million followers to stay positive in the coming weeks.

Along with the message, Campbell posted a stunning photo of herself in self-isolation.

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She wrote: "Going into week 4, these next 2 weeks are going to be toughest yet, every day this week we lost someone I know, there is no time to mourn or being able to be there for their loved ones.

"PLEASE KEEP THE FAITH STRONG!! Breathe, rest and reset. Keep your spirits high and your attitude positive! Sending love."

The star has recently said we should use our time in lockdown to make changes by reflection and soul-searching.

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She said in an interview on Access Hollywood’s YouTube account: "We can use this time to soul-search and reflect. We can't come out the same way. We must not come out the same way.

"We're learning what this beast is and we have to learn about it like we learn about anything else and right now, it's at the forefront of all our minds.”

She also praised frontline workers, saying: "We're learning everyday and we have to be grateful to God for the doctors and the nurses and the hotel workers and the delivery people, God bless them.”

Campbell has for months been taking precautions the rest of us have only just started to take seriously in recent weeks.

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Last month she shared pictures of herself at the airport on Instagram in a full hazmat suit, gloves, face mask and goggles.

She wrote: “I’m not going to lie to you and say I’m not nervous to take this flight but I am.

“The coronavirus is real, it is serious.”