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Coronavirus outbreak: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are “praying for us all”

At 5 pm on Sunday, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and others honoured the bravehearts of India, who are providing essential services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy , A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: March 24, 2020 8:26:26 am
Bollywood on corona Celebrities are sharing their lockdown routines amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Kareena Kapoor Khan/Instagram, Ranveer Singh/Instagram)

As requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country went into lockdown mode on Sunday. Many celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan lent their support to PM Modi’s Janata Curfew and also urged their fans to follow it.

Even as coronavirus cases crossed 360 in India, actors from all over the country are using their social media handles to spread awareness and stress on the importance of social-distancing during the pandemic. They are also showing fans how they are killing time at home.

Recently, Deepika Padukone, Nimrat Kaur, Anushka Sharma, Hina Khan and Dia Mirza accepted the Safe Hands challenge and showed fans how to wash hands as a preventive measure against coronavirus.

The coronavirus pandemic has also affected many international celebrities. Tom Hanks and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, British actor Idris Elba, former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, Lost star Daniel Dae Kim, Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju, Frozen 2 actor Rachel Matthews, TV host Andy Cohen, former The Bachelor star Colton Underwood, Entourage actor Debi Mazar and film producer Harvey Weinstein have tested positive for coronavirus.

In India, “Babydoll” singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive for coronavirus. The Uttar Pradesh police have also filed an FIR against the singer for negligence and committing acts that are likely to spread disease dangerous to life after she attended at least three gatherings in Lucknow, including a party where political leaders were present.

Here’s a quick coronavirus guide for you to stay updated: Who all should be tested for Covid-19 and when? | How should you quarantine yourself? | How often (and how) should you clean your home? | What is the Janata Curfew announced by PM Modi? | Who are restricted from coming to India, and from when? | How long can the virus live on surfaces or in air around you? | Still more Coronavirus Q&A Explained news here

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20:33 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Katrina Kaif does the dishes
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🍽 +🧽=🙂🏠 really makes u appreciates all the help we have at home #socialdistancing #staysafe #helpoutathome

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20:06 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Deepika Padukone manages to stay productive in the time of COVID-19
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Season 1:Episode 4 Two Two...ChaChaCha Productivity in the time of COVID-19!😷 #exercise

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19:35 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Ramya Nambeesan: Gratitude to all those who are fighting our battles
19:09 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Tollywood actor Nithiin donates 20 lakhs to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh for coronavirus relief

Actor Nithiin contributed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency fund to tackle the spread of the novel Coronavirus by donating 10 lakhs to each state. The actor took to Twitter to make the announcement. “In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak,I'd like to do my bit fr d country's safety. I wish to make a donation of ₹10 lakhs fund to @TelanganaCMO n another ₹10 lakhs to @AndhraPradeshCM fr d equipment needed to combat this epidemic. We can fight this together. #StayHomeStaySafe,” he said.

18:45 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Ananya Pandey is making the best use of social distancing
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all dressed up to go out and sit in my living room 😎 #QuarantineMood #SelfIsolation #StayHome #StaySafe 🖤

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18:15 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Aditi Rao Hydari: There is always a silver lining
17:54 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Sidharth Shukla thanks everyone for staying indoors

Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla took to his official Twitter page to thank everyone who followed the Janata Curfew yesterday. He said, “Thank you to all of you who stayed indoors yesterday and are continuing to do so today....while many may not find it easy, please don't treat this like a vacation to go out! #FightAgainstCorona.” 

He added, “Staying indoors keeps you and your family safe, our nation and the world which is combatting this virus! At this point our resilience and patience shall prove stronger than the virus! #StayIndoors #FightAgainstCorona.”

17:32 (IST)23 Mar 2020
17:07 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Ranveer Singh shares adorable photo with wife, Deepika Padukone
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Double the Endorphin-rush when She’s around! 💕💕#homegymbuddies 🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻 my #mondaymotivation @deepikapadukone

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16:42 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Kareena Kapoor Khan and "her love" are praying for us all
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Amore Italy ❤️ My love and I are praying for you all ❤️

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16:22 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Emraan Hashmi: Hope everyone is safe and tucked away in their homes

Emraan Hashmi tweeted, "With the current outbreak hope everyone is safe and tucked away in their homes. Please travel or venture out only if you really need to. How we discipline ourselves will dictate how well we can control this pandemic. There will be enough time to dance on the streets.. Take care.”

16:03 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Karan Johar's kids take up coloring
15:39 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Jacqueline Fernandez is honing her piano skills during self-isolation
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My prayers to all those suffering from the virus and all those risking their lives to keep us safe 💖💖

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15:13 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Aasif Sheikh urges everyone to stay at home
14:26 (IST)23 Mar 2020
R Madhavan and his family get together to display their gratitude
13:40 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Tom Hanks: This too, shall pass

Tom Hanks, who was tested positive for coronavirus, tweeted, “Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better. Sheltering in place works like this. You don’t give it to anyone - You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help we here we can, and give up some comforts... this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out. Hanx”

13:22 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Priyanka Chopra claps for Indian brave hearts

"People around the world have shown their appreciation for the doctors, nurses, and all first responders battling #COVID19 by clapping on their balconies. Althoug I couldn' be there in India today to join, I am there in spirits. #jantacurfewindia," Priyanka Chopra shared on Instagram.

13:02 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Nimrat Kaur condemns people's behaviour at 5 pm on Janta Curfew day

“The attitude behind the circus that’s unfolded in so many parts of the country over “celebrating” the end of #Covid19 is the exact reason why we should be so worried for India. Praying the price we pay for this utter embarrassment and horror isn’t irreversible and drastic,” Nimrat Kaur tweeted.

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the entertainment business as the release of many anticipated movies have been postponed, and several ongoing projects have been suspended. Sooryavanshi, No Time To Die, Mulan, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, F9, Black Widow and A Quiet Place – Part 2, to name a few, are among the movies whose releases have been delayed. Important film events like the Cannes Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles have been put on hold. Even the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards has been cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak.