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Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared a video showing what he is doing to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The virus is believed to have started at a ‘wet market’ – where live animals are freshly slaughtered and kept in close proximity to humans and dead animals – in Wuhan, China in early December last year.

Since then, the virus has spread globally, with more than 6,500 people dying and 170,000 people infected worldwide. A number of countries have taken strict measures – including lockdowns or curfews in a bid to stop the virus.

‘There is a curfew now’

Schwarzenegger spoke about the curfew in his video, saying: “The one thing is that you stay at home – there is a curfew now! No one is allowed out, especially when you are 72-years-old, after you are 65 you are not allowed out of the house in California. So we stay home and we eat here!”

The video also features his beloved donkey and pony Whisky and Lulu. He said: “Here is Whisky and Lulu. Lulu loves carrots, Whisky loves carrots.”

Schwarzenegger then revealed that he has been eating plant-based, saying: “I just had my little bit of vegan food.”

He added: “See that is what we do. We don’t go out, we don’t go to the restaurants, we don’t do anything like that. We just eat with Whisky and Lulu have a good time and be entertained and we have a good time eating here together! You stay home.”

Is Arnold Schwarzenegger vegan?

It is not known whether or not Schwarzenegger is vegan, but he has publicly spoken out about reducing meat, and it is widely understood that he does not consume dairy.

Speaking last year at a preview of The Game Changers, a pro-plant-based documentary he executive-produced, Schwarzenegger said he was enjoying meat-free food: “I ate a lot of meat – I ate my 10, 15 eggs a day. I had my 250 grams of protein in a day because I weighed 250 pounds. 

“As I got older and I started reading up on it, I recognized the fact that you really don’t have to get your protein from meat – or from animals. So we started going more in a direction of a vegetarian kind of diet. 

“Now we’re doing it the right way, with spices, and all of a sudden I love it much more than the meat.”

The star also said ditching meat resulted in his cholesterol dropping to around 109 – the lowest it had ever been in his ‘entire life’.