The COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 220,000 people with the death toll rising to more than 9,000 globally. The recent pandemic has brought the whole world almost to a standstill. The coronavirus has spread to at least 170 countries and territories due to this many countries have closed their borders now. The virus hasn’t spared anyone, be it for famous personalities, government officials, celebrities and athletes. All across the world, high profile people have tested positive for Coronavirus. So here’s a list of the personalities who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is currently in quarantine after being tested positive for Coronavirus. She is the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Sophie developed symptoms after she gave a speech at a huge event at Wembley Stadium, London. Her symptoms which were fever and mild flu developed back in Canada. Since then Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in self- isolation but will conduct business and meeting through digital channels.
Health Minister of UK Nadine Dorris has also confirmed acquiring COVID-19 infection. She is the first MP to be suffering from coronavirus. Nadine is currently in isolation but this has sparked concerns as she was present for a reception at Downing Street on international women’s day. There were other important guests also present at the same reception. She confirmed her infection in a statement released by the department and added that she has been taking all the advised precautions.
“Nadine confirmed her infection in a statement released by the department and added that she has been taking all the advised precautions.”
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Peter Dutton who is an Australian politician and right now serving as Minister of Home Affairs has been diagnosed with Coronavirus. The minister did not feel well on 13th March and now will be in isolation for 14 days. He recently tweeted that he is feeling much better now and thanked everyone for their wishes.
Iran’s Vice-President Masoumeh Ebtekar has been detected with Coronavirus, the Health Ministry has announced. The cases of coronavirus have been increasing at a fast pace in Iran.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have contracted the Coronavirus. They were in Australia shooting a film on Elvis Presley. They have been released from the hospital but will be in self-quarantine at a home rented in Queensland. Their son said that they are feeling better now, which is a relief.
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A few days back, the English actor Idris Elba revealed through a tweet that he has been tested positive for Coronavirus. He also encouraged people to stay at home and advised on practising social distancing. In his video, he said that we live in a divided world but right now is a time for solidarity and standing with each other.
“He also encouraged people to stay at home and advised on practising social distancing. In his video, he also said that we live in a divided world but right now is a time for solidarity and four us to stand with each other.”
American actress Rachel Matthews has tested positive for COVID-19. She has self quarantined herself and says there is nothing else to do other than rest, drink lots of water and take vitamins. On her Instagram, she responded to her fan’s questions and asked them to not be scared.
NBA star Kevin Durant is among the four basketball players from Brooklyn Nets who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Reports say it is not very clear whether Durant is showing symptoms for the novel coronavirus.
Game of Thrones actor Indira Varma, who played the role of Ellaria Sand in the series also has been tested with COVID-19. She broke this news on her Instagram handle. The 46-year-old is in bed and says it’s not nice. She urged people to stay healthy and to be kind to each other. Read the full story here
Indira is not the only one form the cast of Game of Thrones to be diagnosed with Coronavirus along with her Kristofer Hivju is also on the list. He played the role of Tormund Giantsbane in the series. He said to have mild symptoms of a cold and is isolating himself and also asked people to be extremely careful.
Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor tested positive for COVID 19, thus becoming the first in the Indian film industry to have been infected with the global pandemic. She was detected positive for coronavirus with three others in Uttar Pradesh, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state to nine. Read the full report here.
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All of us around the world are just hoping that they recover and get well soon.
Shreya is an intern with SheThePeople.TV