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Entertainment Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson want you to join the #CouchParty

03:52  27 march  2020
03:52  27 march  2020 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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They may be in quarantine, but Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson still want to do their part to help with voter registration.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson want you to join the # CouchParty . Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks said he and wife Rita Wilson were on the mend Monday, after two weeks in hospital and self-isolation with the coronavirus.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson posing for the camera: Tom Hanks (left) with his wife Rita Wilson. © Instagram Tom Hanks (left) with his wife Rita Wilson. They may be in quarantine, but Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson still want to do their part to help with US voter registration amid the coronavirus crisis.

The longtime married couple have posted on their official Instagram accounts to invite everyone to become a part of the #CouchParty movement.

Hanks posted a photo showing a dog laying on a couch.

"Whatever couch you're stuck on, join our voter registration #CouchParty," words on the photo read.

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Hanks, 63, and Wilson, 63, have been in Australia where they have been recovering after testing positive for the coronavirus.

But that isn't stopping them from their activism.

Wilson posted the same photo as her husband and explained the significance of #CouchParty.

"When We All Vote will host our first virtual #CouchParty, to reach eligible voters across the country and to make sure they're registered and ready to vote," Wilson wrote in the caption.

"From a safe distance, our volunteers can still make an impact together through our texting programme where we will interact with 50,000 thousands potential voters to make sure they are registered and ready to vote @whenweallvote."

The couple have been staying in touch with their followers via social media, offering updates on their health and Wilson displaying her rap skills (watch above).

Coronavirus: What you need to know

How can I protect myself and my family?

The World Health Organisation and NSW Health both recommend basic hygiene practices as the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus.

Good hygiene includes:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser;
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or your elbow;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms;
  • Apply safe food practices; and
  • Stay home if you are sick.

What is social distancing?

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When practicing social distancing, you should avoid public transport, limit non-essential travel, work from home and skip large gatherings.

It is okay to go outdoors. However, when you do leave home, avoid touching your face and frequently wash your hands.

If I'm young and healthy, do I still have to practice social distancing?

Yes. While older people are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, young people are not immune. People that show mild or no symptoms may still pass the virus to others, particularly in the early stages of the infection, before many patients realise that they are sick.

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