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Disney’s Bob Iger says we need to ‘maintain hope and resolve’ during COVID-19 outbreak

Iger calls for caution during the coronavirus outbreak

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.
Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.
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Disney executive chairman Bob Iger weighed in on the coronavirus outbreak over the weekend, calling for people to calm down and not become too filled with anxiety.

What happened:

  • Iger released a statement on Twitter about the coronavirus.
  • Iger said: “These are hard, anxiety provoking times. Remaining connected to friends and loved ones is vital. We owe it to each other to act cautious, adhere to guidelines, care for one another. Maintain hope and resolve.”
  • Iger said: “We’ve been through a lot over the years. We’ve always bounced back. Be strong. Stay healthy.”

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Correction: This article previously identified Bob Iger as CEO of Disney. He stepped down as Disney CEO on Feb. 25 and remains chairman.