The novel coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China in December has spread throughout the world. To date according Worldometers and news sites like CNN, more than 4,000 have died globally and over 113,000 people have been infected. In China alone, there are over 3,100 deaths and 80,000 over Covid-19 cases.
The virus – that’s transmitted from person to person via “droplet transmission” – has caused some to stay home (just to be safe) and also some celebs like Crash Landing on You star Son Ye-jin to reach deep into their pockets to help the outbreak in their various home countries.
For those celebs who have chosen to stay home, check out what they’ve been up to.
What has local singer Stefanie Sun been up to at home in a time of the coronavirus?
Well, letting the sun in to warm up her place (here’s Why Getting Outdoors For Some Sun And Fresh Air Will Be Good For You), according to Sun.
This was one of the eight things that could be done at home, said the singer in a series of photos posted on her social media accounts on Tuesday (March 24). Other activities are doing stretching, taking selfies (Check Out: Photo-Editing Apps That Korean Stars Like Yoona And Blackpink Use For Their Insta Feeds Every Day), growing plants, video chats, discovering new things online, playing peek-a-boo and reading.
She posted several photos of the above activities, including playing peek-a-boo with her daughter and several books on her shelf.
Her daughter appears for the first time in her photos, but her face cannot be seen clearly in them.
Sun, 41, is married to Dutch-Indonesian businessman Nadim van der Ros, and they have a seven-year-old son “Little Na” and a daughter who turns two in July.
Fellow local singer JJ Lin commented on her Instagram that she could write songs while staying at home. Sun released her last studio album, No. 13 – A Dancing Van Gogh, in 2017.
Sun will be celebrating her 20th year in show business this year, as she announced in January that her new concert tour will kick off in June. Details of the tour, including for the planned Singapore stop, have yet to be unveiled.
Looks like staying home is getting to even the best of us. Catch a glimpse of hottie Ben Kheng slowly start to question the important questions in life now that he has some time to himself. Know that you’re not alone if you’re on #stayathome day 6 and you’re feeling more than a little crazy.
And hey, ‘FAT’ does look like someone took a bit out of ‘EAT’.
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Beauty, lifestyle blogger Chriselle Lim has become known across the internet as ‘Your Rich Mom’ after serving killer looks in the classiest outfits. In typical mom fashion, she’s giving us tips on how to stay productive while self-isolating. From reading emails while working out, her skincare routine and even answering video conference calls.
Just goes to show that being stuck at home isn’t all that bad. You might even be more productive than if you were at the office.
@chrisellelimI’m way more productive at home anyways… ##lifeathome ##work ##worklife ##workfromhome ##covid19♬ Rocky Theme – Bill Conti
Despite being known for having a track record of sub-par acting performances, we cannot deny his devotion in keeping himself physically fit in all aspects. Making use of his time at home, the 42-year-old actor took to his mat and uploaded a challenge of him doing planks to the beat of music where he gradually increased his pace along with the music. Will you be able to keep up or give up?
One of the stars who was quick to jump on the bandwagon was Guan Xiao Tong, she showed her support to Huang Xiaoming’s video by encouraging her viewers to continue exercising during this period. Not only that, she filmed a video of the top five things that she does when being confined at home. The video showed her playing games non-stop, binge-watching reality television shows, zoning out, collecting deliveries and brushing her teeth lazily.
Being confined at home, the netizens took to their kitchen to showcase their amazing cooking skills. There were success stories and failures. Whether they were good cooks or bakers, they daringly flaunted their cooking skills online.
Among all of them, Xue Zhiqian decided to upload a tutorial of him teaching netizens how to make bun fillings and that started trending. From rolling of dough to baking, his humorous antics brought laughter to many, encouraging many to be optimistic despite the bleak outlook of the Covid-19 situation.
Speaking of culinary skills, Sheng Mengchen was a disaster waiting to happen. The scallion noodles that she made were begrudgingly left aside by her father. Meanwhile, her attire was surprisingly fitting to the occasion where many Chinese netizens resonate with having the ‘only set of pyjamas for the new year’ as some have worn it for over 10 days (since you do not sweat in the Winter). This inspired many to jump on the bandwagon to showcase their ‘most beautiful pyjamas’ on China platforms, where all the celebrities also started flaunting their pyjamas sets.
We gotta admit, Xu Kai is the epitome of bad hair day with his untrimmed mane sticking out in all areas (netizens labelled him as “entering the F4 era”). But stuck at home, what can he do right? Xu Kai even gave up shaving his beard knowing that he did not have to go out, successfully pulling off the bad boy look. Inspired by Huang Xiaoming’s video, he tried doing the plank-up challenge but failed miserably, igniting laughs from the netizens, who guessed that it seems like he hasn’t been working out.
Being an ambassador for having a good body figure, Crystal (Zhang Tianai) wasted no time at home. A mat and an abs wheel were all it took for her to stay focused and exercise. Besides that, Crystal also took this opportunity to do spring cleaning at home and that included ironing all kinds of clothes while watching dramas – this is multi-tasking at best to make full use of her time.
At least Sheng Mengchen had her makeup on, but when it comes to Jelly Lin (Lin Yun), her long untamed hair draped at the side gave a painfully realistic depiction of the scenario at home that people can relate to. In the video, she proceeds to “sleep walk” around her house, laze around in a daze, finally picked herself up to play with makeup. Despite all this, she was still bored and restless. Just hoping that the Covid-19 virus will go away soon.
This article was first published in Nuyou.