Amid Coronavirus Crisis Serena Williams To Spend Six Weeks In Solitude
Among the stars who have self-isolated themselves amid COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, Serena Williams and family is one. The tennis ace announced she’d be spending “the next 6 weeks in solitude” in an Instagram post. She also explained that her husband, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, and their two-year-old daughter, Olympia, are going for self-imposed lockdown too.
“Being a wife. Being a mom. Cooking. Cleaning. Spring cleaning. Face mask. Makeup tutorials. I’ll let you know how it goes…. stay safe everyone,” she captioned the video of her getting a makeup done.
“This is serious,” Williams added.
- Worldwide coronavirus cases have crossed 1,82,000 several countries have gone in lockdown mode.
- In India, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is at 125, three people have died so far.
- While China recorded 3,226 deaths, Italy has the second-highest number of deaths and the toll stands at 2,158.
The 23 Grand Slams winner also wrote that the first day of the quarantine didn’t go according to the plan and that she couldn’t finish the chores she had accounted for.
Alexis Ohanian too wrote in a lengthy Instagram post: “We’re all going to have a lot of extra family time at-home in these coming weeks,” he wrote. “It’s going to be hard, but we’ll persevere ― and as a country, I hope this unites us against a common enemy that doesn’t discriminate based on our voting habits.”
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📸 from a hazy day at the Auckland Zoo back in January… We're all going to have a lot of extra family time at-home in these coming weeks. It's going to be hard, but we'll persevere — and as a country, I hope this unites us against a common enemy that doesn't discriminate based on our voting habits. We already closed the @initialized office in SF last week and I'm calling on all other CEOs and business leaders to do the same to the best of their ability. We hope all of you are able to socially distance in these coming weeks in order to help us #FlattenTheCurve 🇺🇸 You will literally be saving lives. We've also partnered with a portfolio company @roman to launch their FREE #covid_19 telehealth assessment. Link in bio. Please take this seriously. It's not a time to panic, but it is a time to be prudent and responsible–especially because the most vulnerable amoung us are very much at risk 🙏
The coronavirus cases have crossed 1,82,000 and several countries are going in lockdown mode, Ohanian asked people to cooperate. He also explained how his businesses were helping in a time like this. Adding that the virus has killed more than 5,400 people, and finally urging people to “take this seriously.”
“It’s not a time to panic, but it is a time to be prudent and responsible ― especially because the most vulnerable amoung [sic] us are very much at risk,” he concluded.
In India, the total number of cases is at 125. WHO representative to India, Henk Bekedam, has lauded Indian government’s efforts to control the spread of the virus in the country. “The commitment from Indian govt, the Prime Minister’s Office has been enormous, very impressive. It is one of the reasons why India is still doing quite well. I am very impressed that everyone has been mobilised”, he was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who were tested positive for the virus, are now out of the hospital. They posted the news on social media after they both “felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” the actor explained on Instagram. “Rita had some chills that came and went,” he added. “Slight fevers too.” The couple was in isolation at Gold Coast University Hospital in the Australian state of Queensland.
President Donald Trump has declared coronavirus as a national emergency, in the USA.
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