Nowadays, the hype around the newly emerging virus, which many see as a disease and death, is everywhere.
But the fear of becoming infected and dying is not new; it has been haunting us since the creation of the world and the fall of man. A person dies for many reasons: from illness, injury, and simply from the depletion of vital resources of the body. Death is inevitable; no security measures can prevent it. This is known to everyone and the virus that has appeared does not add anything new to this fact.
The goal of a life of a Christian is not to preserve his life (which is impossible) but to defeat death by resurrection following it.
Therefore, we should not so much seek protection from the coronavirus (as well as from any other threat to our lives), as to learn to feel correct about life and death. We have many examples when Christians voluntarily and consciously went to preach to the epicenters of diseases and epidemics, became infected and died with others, for the sake of the subsequent resurrection into eternal life.
Believe in Christ the Savior, pray to Him and to those who are saved by Him, follow Christ and always be with Christ with your soul and body (in Holy Communion), and you will not be afraid of sickness and death. Eternal life awaits us not in this world but in that which will come with Christ when the end of this world, surrounding us, comes.
In principle, it does not matter what we die from. The main thing is that we later would be resurrected with Christ.
+ Metropolitan Agafangel, First-Hierarch of the ROCA