EASTENDERS actress Patsy Palmer revealed she broke down in tears over the coronavirus while out shopping.
The 47-year-old, who now lives in LA, admitted she had gone out panic buying but was overcome with guilt about those who could not afford to.
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In an emotional Instagram post, the star – who is best know for playing Bianca in the BBC soap – wrote: “Yesterday I became very overwhelmed whilst having dinner . I didn’t say anything because my little boy was sitting there and like any of us we want to keep happy so that the kids do not become scared at this time .
"It past but then I thought how that moment can get us from nowhere . I went out panic buying , then I felt bad so I donated to @feedingamerica for the foodbanks so that it helps everyone eat .
“I cried in Costco as I thought of the people that are pressured to buy food & essentials Incase of a lockdown , but what if they don’t have money and are completely overwhelmed with fear that can have a knock on effect mentally for them and their children .
“Today I choose hope , we have nothing to loose at this time only our minds !!!! There is always a different way to think . I’m trying to adopt this , as you know even before the virus as it definitely helps and in a global level (SIC).”
The number of Americans who have died from coronavirus in the US has now surpassed 100 as the number of infected reached over 6,000.
In Britain Coronavirus cases hit 2,626 in the biggest daily leap yet – with 72 already killed by the deadly bug.
Cases jumped by 676 cases in 24 hours while Scotland recorded another death today.
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