ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has scolded people for ignoring the coronavirus warnings and has urged the public to self-isolate while smoking a cigar in his hot tub.
Taking to Twitter, the 72-year-old shared a video where he can be seen relaxing in a jacuzzi in his home and asking people to start social-distancing.
The actor began the three-minute video by saying: "I am at home, taking a jacuzzi, smoking a little stogie. I just finished a bike ride and a little bit of workout and I just keep staying at home, away from the crowds and away from outside."
The former governor said that he felt that he had to share the message of staying at home as he continues to see photographs and videos of people sitting in restaurants and hanging out in crowds.
"This is not wise," he said.
He instead urged people to "stay away from crowds, stay away from restaurants, outdoor cafes.
"Especially now that it's springtime, the older ids are going to the beach and celebrate and drink and all of that stuff, it is not a good idea."
Schwarzenegger ended his message by once again urging people to "stay away from the crowds, go home, and then we can overcome this whole problem, this whole virus in no time.
"But you got to go and follow those orders. Just remember: stay at home, don't go to crowds. Put that cookie down!"
So far the footage has been viewed more than 2.5million times since it was shared on Thursday, March 19.
In the US there has been 9,464 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far.
Of those cases, 155 have died from the deadly bug.
Yesterday Donald Trump signed a $100billion coronavirus aid package guaranteeing paid sick leave and free testing.
The economic relief bill, signed on Wednesday, will enhance unemployment assistance and provide Americans with $1billion in food aid.
Free COVID-19 testing will be provided to Americans, as well as increased federal funds for Medicaid, and extended family leave.
The relief bill comes as the number of US coronavirus cases surpass 8,000.
Trump said in a statement: "Today, I have signed into law H.R. 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act."
"The Act makes emergency supplemental appropriations and other changes to law to help the Nation respond to the coronavirus outbreak."
The bill will provide $2billion for state unemployment, as well as enhance unemployment insurance.
Paid sick leave will be offered to workers who have children in a day-care facility or school that is closed.
Businesses with less than 500 employees may be able to take two weeks of paid sick leave, as well as up to three months of paid family and medical leave.
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