Coronavirus: Matthew McConaughey's reassuring message amid COVID-19 pandemic

Matthew McConaughey has shared a soothing speech about the COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to help fans avoid panicking and boost morale. 

The Dallas Buyer's Club star recorded a somber yet hopeful video in which he reassured his 2.5 million followers: "Every red light eventually turns green". 

"In these crazy times that we're in with coronavirus, let's take care of ourselves and each other," McConaughey said in the clip. 

"Let's not go to the lowest common denominator and get paranoid. Let's do our due diligence and take the precautions we need to take care of ourselves and those of us around us. Right now, more than ever before, we're all more dependent on each other than we ever been." 

The Hollywood heavyweight spoke of the "faceless, sexless, non-denominational and bi-partisan enemy" that is coronavirus. 

"It's an enemy we all agree we want to beat. And we’re gonna beat him."

"There is a green light on the other side of this red light that we’re in right now and I believe that green light is going to be built upon the values that we can enact right now," he continued. 

"Values of fairness, kindness, accountability, resilience, respect, courage."

"If we practice those things we right now [and] we get out of this, this virus might be the one time that brings us all together and unifies us like we have not been in a long time.

"So let's see if we can make some lemonade out of this lemon that we're in the middle off - turn a red light into a green light. Just keep living."

The 50-year-old actor joins an A-list cast of celebrities who have publicly weighed in on the coronavirus pandemic. Stars like Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande have all urged their young fans to take the virus seriously and practise social-distancing and self-isolation.

Meanwhile, High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens received backlash for her comments about the response to COVID-19, in which she called the lockdown period "bullshit" and said the deaths caused by coronavirus were "inevitable". 

Other famous faces have themselves been diagnosed with the virus, including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson