If there is a bright side to the Covid-19 pandemic, it's that it has shown the world how humanity can come together in unexpected ways. Recent weeks have seen celebrities from all industries share their encouragement and support in various ways.
Jennifer Lopez made a heartfelt statement in an interview about working from home during self-quarantine, encouraging people to use the time to “come back even better… Nobody wanted this to happen, but if it has to be this way, you can take advantage of the time and work to get better. But do that work from home."
Kylie Jenner shared a Tweet reminding us of the importance of self-quarantine, while Taylor Swift took to Instagram to say that isolation is key in preventing the spread of the disease. She added that "It's a really scary time but we need to make social sacrifices right now."
i hope everyone is feeling well! it’s so important right now to self quarantine to ensure we aren’t endangering ourselves or anyone who can’t handle this virus — Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) March 18, 2020
Other musically inclined stars have leveraged social media to stream concerts. John Legend, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Keith Urban are among the stars livestreaming performances to beat the boredom.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been quarantined in Australia after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, but Wilson is encouraging people to keep their spirits up by making a playlist titled “Quarantunes”.
Other A-listers like Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner have been collaborating with authors to read children’s books aloud in a bid to soothe anxiety.
In the fashion world, designers in Italy have been donating generously to the medical system. Donatella Versace was the most recent to urge others to help ease the burden on hospitals. Hollywood has also seen a slew of stars aiding charities and NGOs; Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have pledged $1 million to US and Canadian food banks.
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