The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm and is spreading across countries and continents like wildfire. Here is the updated list March 23 of some of the well-known people – sports stars and celebrities who have tested positive for Coronavirus:
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Celebrities who have tested positive for Coronavirus (Updated List)
1: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson:
The 63-year-old actor and his wife Rita Wilson were tested positive when they were in Australia for shooting a movie.
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” He wrote on Instagram.
2: Sophie Gregorie Trudeau- wife of Canadian Prime Minister
Sophie Gregorie Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday, The New York Times reported.
Justin Trudeau was under self-isolation after his wife started showing symptoms of the virus after a speaking event in the United Kingdom.
3: Rudy Gobert – NBA player
The game between Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed on Wednesday night after Utah Jazz’s center Rudy Gobert was tested positive for Coronavirus. The affected player was not in the arena and NBA said in a statement that it has suspended gameplay until further notice.
4: Donovan Mitchell – NBA player
On Thursday, Utah Jazz announced that its second player, Donovan Mitchell is also tested positive for Coronavirus. The 23-year-old athlete was reportedly the only other Utah Jazz player to test positive for the disease after all the team was put in quarantine and tested.
5: Daniele Rugani – Italian National Football star
Italian Football club Juventus announced on Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus. Rugani, who is also an Italian national, is the first player in Italy’s top football division to test positive after the country faced a rapid outbreak of the disease.
6: Mikel Arteta – Arsenal’s head coach
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the Coronavirus, forcing the club to close its training facility and put all the players in self-quarantine. In a statement, Arsenal said that the positive test means that it will not be able to play some fixtures.
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7: Kristofer Hivju: Game of Thrones Actor:
Actor Kristofer Hivju, best known for his role as Tormund Giantsbane in “Game of Thrones,” announced on an Instagram post on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.
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Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country’s Center for Disease Control’s website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency
8: Idris Elba Actor
BBC’s “Luther” and Marvel’s “Avengers” Actor Idris Elba is the latest celebrity who has tested positive for novel coronavirus. He made the heartbreaking announcement on Monday on a Twitter post.
“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.” he wrote.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
9: Callum Hudson–Odoi:
19 Years old Chelsea winger Callum Hudson–Odoi recently announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.
10: Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant and three other NBA Brooklyn Nets basketball team tested positive for the coronavirus on March 17.
A statement from the Brooklyn Nets: pic.twitter.com/QnETcDEHCJ— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 17, 2020
11: Olga Kurylenko
French – Ukrainian model and actress Olga Kurylenko, 40, announced on an Instagram post on Sunday that she was “locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus.”
Well-Known for starring with Daniel Craig in the 2008 James Bond film “Quantum of Solace,” Kurylenko wrote, she has “actually been ill for almost a week now” with symptoms including “fever and fatigue.”
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Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously! Сижу в изоляции дома с диагнозом Коронавирус. Уже почти неделю болею. Температура и слабость – мои основные симптомы. Будьте осторожны и принимайте это во всерьёз! #coronavirus #коронавирус
12: Rachel Matthews
American Actress Rechel Matthews, who voiced Honeymaren in Frozen 2 is also among the celebrities who have tested positive for coronavirus, she announced on her Instagram story on Monday.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in quarantine the last week” “Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise,” the 26-year-old wrote Monday. “Let’s please be mindful of our decisions — now is the time to be smart and responsible. Let’s take care of one another!!”
13. Charlotte Lawrence:
Singer Charlotte Lawrence is also among the celebrities who have tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced on Instagram that she has tested positive for coronavirus on March 17, The 19-year-old artist advice her followers to keep social distancing and make awareness about this epidemic.
14. Colton Underwood
Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood posted a video to his Instagram on March 20, telling followers that he had tested positive for coronavirus and that the virus has “been kicking my ass.” The 28-year-old reality star wanted to get the information out that followers should “stay at home, do your part.”
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I tested positive and I have been following all of the social distancing rules since last week. My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today. For anyone out there that is hesitant to self quarantine… please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home. We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. I’ll keep you posted, Love y’all.
15. Debi Mazar
On March 21, Younger actress Debi Mazar announced on Instagram that she had tested positive for coronavirus. Debi Mazar recommended that fans stay at home to combat the spread of the virus.
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I have just tested positive for Covid-19.I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough.It cleared up quickly.Seasonal I thought?but it felt unusual/different… Two weeks later,March 15th,I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches,and 102.4 fever.I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona?😬 I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16.He said NO,I didn’t meet the criteria.I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country&I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive.I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store,the pharmacy,hair salon,etc.I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies&bleach wipes,dry goods.extra food etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely,my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC &forbidding movement outside the home without permission,like China and all of Europe? Prospect Park yesterday,i hear was jumpin’! A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits,which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17.First I was tested for the flu-which was negative.Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results,which would take 3-7 days(in S.Korea it takes two hours) Well..today is day 5 and I just found out.Im hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already.Its very “morphy”.One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal.Today my lungs are heavy,but I’m tough. I can breath,and I’m going to heal here,in my own home!My family is under quarantine for 14 days.They have no symptoms.I think we all had it possibly already?Who knows. Anyhow,stay home people!Protect yourselves&your loved ones.Build up your immune systems.Good Luck&God Bless us all! #alonetogether #physicaldistancing #stayhome
This is the updated list of those celebrities who have tested positive for coronavirus (COV-19) recently. We update our list from time to time. Stay connected with us for more news about this deadly COV-19 virus.
Stay safe everyone. And Have a speedy recovery for those who were affected.
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