Coronavirus: Arnold Schwarzenegger releases adorable self-solation video with donkey and pony

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared a cheery message of encouragement to fans, promoting the upside of self-isolation alongside his pet donkey and pony. 

The Terminator star and former California governor uploaded a clip to his social media platforms that showed him sitting at a dining table with his unusual pets. 

"The important thing is that you stay home because no one is allowed out, especially someone that is 72 years old," Schwarzenegger said, referring to his own age. 

"We don't go out. We don't go to restaurants. We don't do anything like that anymore here," he continued, while feeding carrots to Lulu the donkey and Whiskey the pony. 

"We just eat with Whiskey and Lulu, we have a good time."

Over the weekend, the current Governor of California announced the closure of the states bars, nightclubs, breweries and wineries, and asked restaurants to focus on take out. 

New CDC guidelines in the US have urged all Americans to avoid eating and drinking at public establishments and not to participate in gatherings of more than 10 people. 

Many celebrities have been using their platform to urge their fans to follow precautionary measures laid out by health officials to fight the spread of coronavirus - particularly those who themselves have tested positive, such as Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju

"This is serious. Now is the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands," Elba said in a video. 

Meanwhile, pop stars like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande have admonished their young fans for not taking COVID-19 seriously enough. 

Swift said she was seeing too many videos of people partaking in get togethers and parties, while Grande said it was "incredibly dangerous and selfish" to take the situation lightly.