Coronavirus also infects the Rich and Famous
As the pandemic continues to spread around the world, it appears celebrities, athletes and politicians are not immune. There have been a number diagnosed with the disease over the past few days and weeks. Many are using social media to break the news and asking their fans to take the warnings and social distancing seriously. Take a look at what A-listers are now fighting Covid-19.
Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson
The celebrity couple were among the first to announce they tested positive for the virus. They were in Australia at the time. The couple was admitted into a nearby hospital after suffering from symptoms. They were placed under quarantine as they sent Instagram messages and tweets out to the world to discuss their condition.
British Actor Idris Elba
The British actor and musician shocked his fans saying he too had tested positive for COVID-19. He posted a video on twitter saying that he was not suffering symptoms so far. Ebla is currently under self isolation for the next 2 weeks as he urges others to do the same.
Rudy Gobert, NBA Player
The NBA basketball star announced he tested positive for COVI-19 after he infamously touched reporters microphones and voice recorders at a media event days before. The Utah Jazz player was mocking the coronavirus coverage as being overhyped. Gobert is now facing criticism for his actions at the press conference.
Donovan Mitchell, NBA Player
Mitchell is another member of the Utah Jazz team that recently tested positive for coronavirus. Even with the diagnosis, Mitchell has said he does not feel sick. The all-star guard sent a message to fans about news and going into isolation.
Game of Thrones Actor, Kristofer Hivju
The actor who played Tormund on Game of Thrones sent out an instagram messages saying he and his family are now self-isolating after he tested positive. The actor told fan he was only suffering mild symptoms like a cold. He encouraged others to also self-isolate to stop the spread of the virus.
James Bond Quantom of Solace Actress, Olga Krylenko
The actress told fans she has been suffering from fever and and fatigue for a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19. She urged others to take this epidemic seriously and do what you can to protect others.
America’s Got Talent Judge, Heidi Klum
The famous supermodel and Judge told the world she was experiencing Coronavirus symptoms, but unable to get a test. Some of her symptoms included a chill, feeling feverish, cough and running nose. Klum was finally able to receive a test and is currently awaiting the results. She says in the meantime she is avoiding direct contact with her husband who has also been tested.
Francis Suarez, Miami Mayor
Suarez tested positive for the virus earlier this month after attending an event with a government official from Brazil who also tested positive. He was the first elected official in the IS to announce his condition and self isolation.
Matthew Broderick’s Sister, Janet Broderick
The famous actors’ sister is currently battling coronavirus in isolation. She is reportedly in an ICU suffering from a severe form of pneumonia. Broderick became sick in February after attending a church conference in Kentucky with over 500 churches represented.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal Manager
The famous football manager in England’s football Premier league shocked football fans when he announced he tested positive for coronavirus. After his announcement, several football players have also announced they were infected.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea Winger
The popular football winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was the first Premier league player to announce he tested positive for COVID-19. He says he has recovered and has since posted photos of himself on Instagram working out on a stationary bike.
Sophie Trudeau, Wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
The Canadian Prime Minister’s wife tested positive for the virus earlier this month. The diagnosis came after a trip abroad to the UK. She is reportedly in isolation with her husband battling what is described as mild symptoms.
Begoña Gomez, Wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
Gomez is another Prime Minister’s spouse who is currently battling the virus. It is reported that Gomez has had very few if any symptoms, so far. Spain is currently under lockdown with a large outbreak of Covid-19 in its’ population.
Kozo Tashima, Head of Japan’s Football Association
Tashima tested positive for the virus in March. It is also worrisome because he is also deputy head of Japan’s Olympic committee. The Olympics is set to take place in Japan this Summer as many question if it should continue as the virus continues to spread across the world.
Massoumeh Etekar, Iranian Vice President
Etekar is is one of the top government officials in Iran to become infected by coronavirus. The country has reported there are many other senior government officials also battling COVID-19. The country’s deputy health minister has also been diagnosed in the country which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East.