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Ben Affleck, Justin Bieber, and More Celebrities Urging Fans to Be Responsible, Considerate Amid Coronavirus

By Zachary Holt

With the novel coronavirus pandemic currently affecting millions of people all over the country, people are taking precautions through self-quarantining, socially distancing themselves, and making sure to wash their hands regularly.

However, some believe that the COVID-19 strain isn't any different from the flu, potentially leading to the careless transmission of the virus to people, due to asymptomatic conditions.

As a result, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to speak out on being responsible in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus and practicing kindness during this trying time.

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Justin Timberlake Encourages Fans to Volunteer with Feeding Underprivileged

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Justin Timberlake went to social media on Sunday and shared a message to fans that consisted of the singer and actor encouraging able-bodied and low-risk fans to help the unfortunate by volunteering their time by doing things like handing out food to people who aren't able to get to grocery stores or cannot afford to buy enough food to last the duration for what could be a long pandemic.

"This is a crazy time, but remember we're all in it together," the singer wrote. "Start small and support your local communities by getting food out to those in need. I'm donating to @midsouthfoodbank an organization in my hometown that is helping people assemble and deliver nonperishable food in the Mid-South, so families can be prepared to stay home. Every. little. thing. helps."

Ben Affleck Asks Fans to Help Donate Food to the Most Vulnerable People

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Actor Ben Affleck followed suit asking people to help feed the Americans who are most vulnerable to miss out on meals. In his Instagram post, he explained that children, friends and family that are dealing with job disruptions, elderly, and low-income individuals need our help.

"During these times of uncertainty, I’m thinking about our most vulnerable populations - children who are losing access to the meals they rely on, our friends and family who are facing job disruptions, the elderly, and low-income families," the Goodwill Hunting actor wrote to Instagram. "Join me in supporting @FeedingAmerica, the nationwide network of 200 food banks working tirelessly to feed our neighbors around the country."

Justin Bieber Pleads with People to Stay Inside and Follow Public Health Recommendations

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Justin Bieber took to his Instagram, sharing an emotional video of people in Italy that are quarantined, playing music on balconies to lighten the solemn mood in the country. Bieber also encouraged people to not go out in groups or to drinking establishments, and to follow public health official recommendations.

"YOU MAY HAVE IT AND NOT KNOW IT…DON’T SPREAD THE DISEASE STAY HOME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN DO NOT GO OUT IN GROUPS NO BARS, NO CLUBS, NO RESTURANTS (sic) WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN KEEP 6 FEET APART ISOLATE YOURSELF IF YOU FEEL SICK NOW IS THE TIME TO ENGAGE ON LINE AND NOT IN PERSON IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU, IT IS ABOUT US…..ALL OF US," he captioned in the video. "Love you guys. But if you care about your parents or your grandparents or any friend who could be compromised please stay in and be safe. Thanks."

Arnold Schwarzenegger Tells Fans to Stay Home and Avoid Exposure

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Former actor and strongman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, posted a video of himself home with his two pet ponies, explaining that people needed to stay home and isolate themselves from the coronavirus transmission. He also shared that people over the age of 65-years-old had a curfew in California and were required to stay home.

"See the important thing is that you stay at home because there’s a curfew now. OK, no one is allowed out. Especially someone who is like 72 years old. After you’re 65, you’re not allowed out of the house anymore in California so we stay home and we eat here," he wrote on social media. "No more restaurants OK? No more restaurants, forget all that. Public gatherings restaurants and all these gymnasiums — out the window. We stay home!"

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