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COVID-19 outbreak: Aditi Rao Hydari, Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar and others take part in the #DilSe initiative

As more and more people continue to get affected by COVID-19, celebrities urge people to stay at home and practice social distancing.

Written by Anvita Singh , Arushi Jain , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: April 10, 2020 4:17:37 pm
Bollywood on corona Several Bollywood celebrities expressed their gratitude to the front-line workers through the #DilSe initiative. (Photo: Aditi Rao Hydari/Instagram, Rajkummar Rao/Twitter, Bhumi Pednekar/Instagram)

The coronavirus pandemic has affected one and all — be it the aam janta or celebrities. Recently, Bollywood producer Karim Morani and his daughters were tested positive for COVID-19. Karim Morani’s brother Aly Morani confirmed the news and said, “Yes, Karim has tested positive for coronavirus, and has admitted himself in the hospital. I spoke to him over the phone.”

Apart from Morani, Baby Doll singer Kanika Kapoor has also contracted coronavirus. She was recently discharged after consecutive tests came out negative. Actor Purab Kohli, who is currently in London with his wife and kids, shared on Instagram that he and his family had shown signs of COVID-19 and took to home remedies to fight the symptoms.

Overseas, celebrities like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Indira Varma, Jon Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryant and Olga Kurylenko among others were tested positive for coronavirus.

Here’s a quick Coronavirus guide from Express Explained to keep you updated: What can cause a COVID-19 patient to relapse after recovery? | COVID-19 lockdown has cleaned up the air, but this may not be good news. Here’s why | Can alternative medicine work against the coronavirus? | A five-minute test for COVID-19 has been readied, India may get it too | How India is building up defence during lockdown | Why only a fraction of those with coronavirus suffer acutely | How do healthcare workers protect themselves from getting infected? | What does it take to set up isolation wards?

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Here's how celebrities are making use of their time.

16:17 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Gully Boy actor Sidhanth Chaturvedi shares a rap song as part of the #DilSe campaign
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Here’s an effort to Thank all the heroes out there and to all those at home, stay strong! 🙌 ❤️ @my_bmc #MumbaiPolice #Doctors #Nurses #StayHome @cmomaharashtra_ Feat. Lil $ansu 😎

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15:21 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Kunal Khemmu posts a stunning photograph of Soha Ali Khan and his daughter
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The Two Halves Of My❤️ 📸 @khemster2

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14:25 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Karan Johar shares adorable video of his kids during lockdown
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Meal discussions with some inputs from the mothership! #lockdownwiththejohars

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13:30 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Gratitude and respect for each and every Police officer: Kareena Kapoor Khan
12:38 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Radhika Madan takes up gardening
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Reconnect. Replenish.Revive.😇

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12:05 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Sonakshi Sinha shows her gratitude towards essential service providers
11:07 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Tusshar Kapoor shares some play-tricks for single parents
10:01 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Katrina Kaif salutes the bravery of Mumbai police
08:59 (IST)10 Apr 2020
Shriya Saran and husband share funny video to beat social-distancing blues
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True love #stayathome @andreikoscheev

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22:20 (IST)09 Apr 2020
This too shall pass, says Mohanlal
22:03 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Jaaved Jaaferi motivate people to donate

Jaaved Jaaferi tweeted, "What we need is donations to our nearest on ground workers and ngo’s who are reaching out to the needy on a daily basis. Also, if you are in the city and belong to or have relatives in small towns/villages send money accross to them too for their local charity workers."

21:30 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Rajkummar Rao is thankful to Mumbai police
21:03 (IST)09 Apr 2020
20:13 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Anuup Soni spreads positivity to fight coronavirus pandemic
19:27 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Ananya Panday is thankful to Mumbai Police
18:17 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Sonam Kapoor is missing her sister Rhea Kapoor
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Miss these two ❤️ @rheakapoor @karanboolani ❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭

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A few personalities like Italian actress Lucia Bosè, actor Mark Blum and country singer Joe Diffie among others passed away following COVID-19 complications.