A World Health Organization chief has warned we may have a second coronavirus pandemic on our hands if people don't stay connected while in lockdown.
Dr Hans Kluge, the agency's Regional Director for Europe, has expressed fears that being cooped up in self-isolation with little contact with the outside world could take a massive toll on people's mental health.
Speaking to The Times Stories of our times podcast, he said: "We are definitely worried.
"We want to avoid a pandemic of mental disorders in addition to a pandemic of Covid-19.
"This goes to the individual level. I see it around me, I see it in my own household, this is putting a burden on individual people, but then also collectively; the elderly people who can not see their grandchildren.
"So my message is, stay connected. We can not overstate the importance. Stay connected."
He continued: "My message to the young, if you can't see your grandparents, call them every single day or twice a day.
"Have a daily routine, stay healthy, do daily exercise. I would like to give the wonderful example of Denmark, which on national television at 9 o'clock every morning, is singing songs with the whole nation.
"The sense of belonging is very, very important. This is something we have to work on together".
He was speaking to Stories of our times, the news and current affairs podcast from The Times & The Sunday Times and hosted by award-winning journalist Manveen Rana.
In the interview Dr Kluge goes into why we shouldn't let our guard down too soon, why more needs to be done to protect healthcare workers, why he disagrees with Sweden's approach, and he calls for an international united approach to tackle this pandemic.
And he urged the nations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to "double, triple the effort".
His biggest fear, he says, is that "we are letting the guard down too soon".
He warns against any loosening of the shutdown, saying: "I sympathise, particularly with the families who have people who have passed away, we know that physical distancing measures are tough if they continue week after week, but we do see and know from Wuhan, China, Singapore, South Korea, countries which did manage to limit and tackle the pandemic, that those measures do have an effect. But we shouldn't loosen them too fast."