Priyanka Chopra to Pink: Celebs are making the most of social distancing
While Bollywood stars like Priyanka Chopra are sharing a glimpse of their lives and thoughts during the coronavirus outbreak, singers like Chris Martin are giving fans some much-needed entertainment during these uncertain times. Scroll down for photos and videos.
With the world taking safety precautions in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Bollywood and international stars are no exception. They have taken to social media platforms to talk about their experiences and thoughts on the current situation. With social distancing — a term for opting out of social obligations, and avoiding busy public spaces — being promoted as one of the best safety measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, celebs can be seen sharing their thoughts on not only the importance of the practice but also their unique coping tactics.
As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses and more people opt for social distancing, celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, and Katrina Kaif, among others are sharing what they're doing during their time off at home. With good hygiene practises becoming crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19, celebrities like Anushka Sharma are doing their bit to educate their fans. Meanwhile, Coldplay's Chris Martin helped kick off a new virtual concert series that features your favourite musicians putting on live performances from their homes to unite people all over the world with their gift of music.
Priyanka Chopra spends time with her dogs, Katrina Kaif plays the guitar
Actress Priyanka Chopra took the opportunity to spend some quality time with her German Shepherd, Gino Jonas, posting a picture with the caption, “Staying home during this time is the safest thing to do. Giving mommy hugs makes it so much better.” The Sky Is Pink star, along with other celebs like Alia Bhatt used their social media platforms to share tips for all of us to be mindful of amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Actress Deepika Padukone, on the other hand, has decided to do something all of us put off till the very last minute — clean out her wardrobe. Reorganising was on US reality TV star Kim Kardashian West's agenda as well, who is using the break to sort out pictures on her computer, and has asked fans to "Get ready for some good throwbacks." Meanwhile, actress Katrina Kaif is trying her hand at playing the guitar as she, like many other celebrities, remains at home. She posted an Instagram video without the sound of her trying to ace the chords on the guitar and captioned it: "Work in progress."
Thank You @DrTedros, for nominating me for the #SafeHands Challenge!#COVID19 surely is an uphill health and public safety task, but all of us are in this fight together!I further nominate @rogerfederer,@Cristiano and @imVkohli to take up this challenge! #coronavirus #StaySafe https://t.co/45glSxXkqP pic.twitter.com/7s7R4pIrrL— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 17, 2020
Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma educate their fans about washing hands the right way
Actress Deepika Padukone was recently nominated for the #SafeHands challenge initiated by World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in light of the COVID-19 crisis, and the star took to Twitter to share a video of herself washing her hands in the right way. In her tweet, on March 17, 2020, she wrote, "Thank You @DrTedros, for nominating me for the #SafeHands Challenge! #COVID19 surely is an uphill health and public safety task, but all of us are in this fight together!" The Bollywood star further nominated footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, tennis legend Roger Federer, and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli to take up the challenge.
After Padukone, Anushka Sharma has also joined the challenge through her Instagram Stories, where the actress talked about the importance of maintaining good hygiene and showed the WHO-recommended way of cleaning hands. In the short demonstration, she documented everything in detail, and also highlighted the importance of saving water during the routine.
Social distancing is important, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. I did a little at-home performance to help lift your spirits. @Miguel, @CharliePuth - you want next? Learn more about how you can take action to help slow the spread of coronavirus with our partners at @WHO and @GlblCtzn globalcitizen.org/coronavirus #TogetherAtHome
Chris Martin, John Legend and other musicians share at-home concert videos
Singers are making sure those practising social distancing feel a little less alone — and a whole lot more entertained. On March 16, 2020, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin kicked off a new virtual concert series that encourages artists to put on live, at-home performances for fans who are self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic. John Legend took the baton and live-streamed a performance on Instagram shortly after Martin; singer Charlie Puth followed, and other singers like Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello will be getting in on the action in the coming weeks, too.
Officially dubbed Together At Home: Who-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions, the initiative is presented by WHO and Global Citizen. Other artists, including Keith Urban, Pink, and Rob Thomas, are following Martin's lead by sharing their own mini-concerts — although not technically associated with the series — and we expect even more to catch on and do the same. The best part about these gigs? They're totally free to watch on Instagram, and you have a front-row seat from the comfort of your couch.
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Gal Gadot teams up with Amy Adams, Mark Ruffalo, and more to sing "Imagine"
During times of uncertainty, it's encouraging to find a bright spot through music. Apart from famous singers live-streaming concerts in their homes, we've seen people quarantined in Italy join together in song from balconies during the coronavirus lockdown to show that community solidarity can go on, even during a pandemic. And on March 18, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot shared a clip of herself and her celebrity pals singing "Imagine" by John Lennon on Instagram. "These past few days got me feeling a bit philosophical," she said in the video. "It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from. We're all in this together." Gadot got inspired after seeing a video of a man on lockdown in Italy playing the trumpet and asked her friends to join her for a similar musical moment. Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, US talk show host Jimmy Fallon, singers Sia and Norah Jones, actresses Natalie Portman, Zoë Kravitz, Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, and many more celebs made short cameos throughout the song.