Celebrities Tested Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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  • The first celebrities that have been tested posive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

    • Actor Tom Hanks and actress/ singer Rita Wilson (Tom Hanks' wife)
    • The couple started feeling sick and tested positive at the same time.
    • They made the public announcement on March 11, 2020, telling their Instagram followers that they had been infected and would remain in quarantine for as long as necessary. 
    • They were in Australia shooting Tom's next film about the life of Elvis Presley. He plays the role of colonel Tom Parker (Elvis Presley’s manager)
    • Hanks and Wilson departed from the Queensland hospital five days after they announced that they tested positive for COVID-19. The couple continued their quarantine at a home in Australia to prevent spreading the illness to others. 
    • Two weeks after exhibiting symptoms, Hanks tweeted that the couple has been feeling better.
    • The couple shared that they returned to the US on March 30.
  • Other stars that were tested positive for Coronavirus:

    • Best-selling Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda, who lives in northern Spain, said he was infected. Reports say he showed symptoms of the coronavirus in February, after he returned from a literary festival in Portugal.

    • One of the early cases in the pandemic was that of the Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi. While giving a televised press conference about the outbreak on February 24, 2020, he was coughing and sweating. His positive test, soon afterwards, did not come as a surprise. On March 11, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri suffered the same fate. 

    • Soccer player Daniele Rugani (also on March 11, 2020), defender in the Italian club Juventus, is the first known case of coronavirus in the nation's football league. The competition has been suspended entirely and the 25-year-old international leads a list of patients that is expected to grow.

    • Hannover 96 announced that its player Timo Hubers has the coronavirus. At age 23, he was the first player in a major league to be infected, even before Rugani. 

    • Nadine Dorries -  Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care - is also positive for the coronavirus. She began to feel ill days before her test, but she doesn't know where she was infected. 

    • The French Minister of Culture, Frank Riester, has also tested positive for COVID-19. 

    • The press secretary for the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Fabio Wajngarten, was tested positive on March 12, 2020. He had travelled with Bolsonaro to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where they had both met with U.S. President Donald Trump. 

    • Trey Thompkins, player for the Real Madrid basketball team was one of the most careful during the team's recent out game in Milan. He wore gloves, a mask, he didn't even greet anyone. In spite of that, he got infected. As a consequence, the football and basketball teams of the club are isolated for at least 15 days. 

    • Utah Jazz NBA players Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Emmanuel Mudiay -  This has triggered the immediate closure of the NBA, with its entire season canceled. Their team is in quarantine in Oklahoma, where the Jazz played minutes before the test result came out. It prompted the NBA to suspend the remainder of its season. In an interview with Good Morning America on Monday, Mitchell said he is “asymptomatic.”

    • Brooklyn Nets, a player on the NBA Brooklyn Nets basketball team tested positive for the coronavirus on March 17.

    • Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has been confirmed as positive for coronavirus, after returning from a brief trip to the U.K. As a precaution, the politician himself is currently in quarantine as well. His wife is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild.

    • Vietnamese socialite Nga Nguyen was tested positive for COVID-19 after travelling to fashion shows in Milan and Paris in late February.
      The New York Times calls the famous heiress and influencer the "patient zero" of the fashion world, as it remains unknown where she contracted the virus. 

    • Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton revealed his positive test for the coronavirus on March 13, tweeting that he had woken up "with a temperature and a sore throat." The minister who also sits in the national security committee immediately got himself tested.

    • On March 12, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta is another celebrity positive for the coronavirus. He possibly contracted the virus in early March while meeting with Evangelos Marinakis, owner of Olympiakos and Nottingham Forest. Marinakis has also tested positive for COVID-19.

    • On the same day, the 19-year-old Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also said he was infected. Callum said on Twitter that he had the virus for a couple of days, which he has recovered from, so now he's feeling good.

    • On March 15 the Spanish government announced that the wife of president Pedro Sánchez, Begoña Gómez, had contracted the coronavirus. She is married to the social-democratic politician since 2006 and 'first lady' of Spain since June 2018. Begoña remained inside the presidential residence with her husband, who himself did not test positive for the virus. 

    • Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko said she’s now in self-isolation after testing positive for novel coronavirus disease.
      The Quantum of Solace actress took to Instagram on Sunday to share the news with her fans.
      Fever and fatigue were her main symptoms. On March 29, the actress shared an update on Instagram and said that she was completely recovered. For one week she felt pretty bad and was mostly in bed, sleeping, with high fever and strong headache. The second week, the fever was gone but some light cough appeared and Olga felt very tired. By the end of the second week she felt totally fine.

    • British actor Idris Elba has tested positive for the COVID-19. He annouced his fans about it on March 16 over a post on Twitter.
      He has no symptoms so far, but has been isolated since he found out about his possible exposure to the virus.

    • Idris Elba’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, confirmed during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she also tested positive for the coronavirus. Elba said that she wasn’t “surprised” by the news and isn’t showing any symptoms.

    • Kristofer Hivju, known for playing Tormund Giantsbane on HBO's Game of Thrones, revealed on Instagram that he's tested positive COVID-19 and will be self-isolating at home "for as long as it takes."
      He only has mild symptoms of a cold, he wrote on Instagram.

    • Rachel Matthews, who voiced the character of Honeymaren in Frozen 2, announced on her Instagram Stories that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in quarantine for the past week.

    • Michal Wos: Poland's environment minister has tested positive for coronavirus, he said in a tweet on March 16.

    • Francis Suarez, Miami city's mayor confirmed, on March 13, that he has contracted COVID-19. He said he felt completely healthy and strong, sharing a video message in an effort to allay fears about his symptoms. Since his diagnosis, he has been sharing daily “digital journals” to update the public on his condition and local government efforts to fight the pandemic.

    • Irene Montero, the Spanish minister tested positive on March 15 and has been put under quarantine along with her partner, Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias. 

    • Pere Aragones, Catalan deputy head of government, announced on March 15 that he had also tested positive for coronavirus.

    • Quim Torra, the regional leader of Spain’s Catalonia said on March 16 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and that he was going into self-isolation in a government building.

    • Kozo Tashima, the head of Japan's football association tested positive for the virus on March 17. Tashima is also deputy head of Japan's Olympic Committee.

    • Friedrich Merz, the 64-year-old German politician, who has been campaigning to lead the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) at a congress planned for this year, said on Twitter on March 17 that he tested positive for coronavirus and was under self-quarantine at home.

    • Italy-based Argentinian footballer Paulo Dybala announced his diagnosis on March 13. Italy is the worst-hit country after China by the pandemic, having th second highest death rate.

    • The Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria confirmed on March 12 that he contracted coronavirus while racing during an event in the UAE, and was admitted to a hospital in the Gulf nation. 

    • Dmitry Strakhov was the second cyclist at the UAE Tour to have been diagnosed with the virus on the same day.

    • Another “Game of Thrones” star, Indira Varma announced on March on Instagram that she was sick with the virus.

    • Mario Diaz-Blart is the first U.S. congressman to test positive for COVID-19. He developed symptoms in the evening of March 14 and tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, March 18, self-isolating at his apartment in the nation’s capital to avoid exposing his wife, who has a pre-existing medical condition, at their home in Florida.

    • Lucian Grainge, one of the most powerful music executives in the business, tested positive for coronavirus on March 15. Grange, the CEO of Universal Music Group Inc., is undergoing treatment at UCLA Medical Center. Two weeks prior to his diagnosis, he celebrated his 60th birthday in the company of Apple CEO Tim Cook and Irving Azoff, chairman of Azoff MSG entertainment, a talent management venture with Madison Square Garden.

    • Singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence, who is 19, announced on Instagram on March 17 that she tested positive for COVID-19.

    • Andrew Watt, a 29-year-old Grammy-award winning music producer who has worked with stars like Post Malone, has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on March 16. Andrew said he felt like he got "hit by a bus" before getting tested — reporting a fever, chills, and a dry cough. His symptoms worsened and he "begged" to be tested. Although he was eventually tested, Andrew described how difficult it was for him to get access to a test even as he showed symptoms. Since the diagnosis, the producer said his fever has gone down, but added that he remains on bed rest with an oxygen mask to recover from his pneumonia. 

    • Arielle Charnas, the Something Navy lifestyle brand fashion influencer, announced her positive status on Instagram on March 18.

    • Kaylee Hartung, an ABC News reporter, tested positive for the COVID-19 after traveling covering the outbreak of the disease in Seattle.

    • The former “Bachelorette” star Ali Fedotowsky announced that she has tested positive and is in isolation at her home.

    • Kevin Durant is among four Nets players who tested positive for the coronavirus. He confirmed the positive test to The Athletic on March 17, and said he is feeling fine.

    • On March 18, Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango was admitted to the hospital to receive treatment for the coronavirus. The 86-year-old was “resting well and calmly recovering,” according to a statement on his Facebook page. Dibango, who was a member of the legendary Congolese ensemble African Jazz, is best known for his 1972 hit “Soul Makossa.” The 86-year-old Afro-jazz legend died in Paris on March 24, his representative said.

    • Tanzanian rapper Mwana FA, born Khamis Mwinjuma, confirmed on March 19 that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Mwana FA, one of the most popular artists in his home country, shared a video on Instagram, assuring his followers he was recovering.

    • On March 17, Karl von Habsburg, the 59-year-old archduke of Austria, confirmed he had been diagnosed with coronavirus. The archduke, who heads the historic House of Habsburg-Lorraine, has been in self-quarantine since March 12 after testing positive for the virus. He called into Austrian TV network oe24 to inform the public of his condition: “It’s annoying, but I’m fine. It’s not the Black Plague. I thought it was the usual flu. When a friend called me that he had a positive test at a congress in Switzerland, I was also tested.”

    • Palace officials confirmed the 62-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco has become the second royal and the first head of state to contract the virus, testing positive on March 19. Prince Albert II, the son of U.S. actress Grace Kelly, said he’s being treated by doctors from the Princess Grace Hospital, while working from his home office. On March 26, the principality said in a statement that there were no concerns for his health, and that the titular head of the Mediterranean enclave is continuing to work from his private apartments at the royal palace.

    • The American actor Daniel Dae Kim announced announced on March 19 he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has been staying put in his Hawaii home since March 15, and calls his new facial hair look "quarantine chic". For the past several weeks he was in New York shooting a role on a TV series where — ironically — he played a doctor who gets recruited to a hospital to help patients during a flu pandemic. He returned home after production on the show was suspended, adding that he was asymptomatic during that time period. Daniel quarantined himself in a room at home, but reported tightness in his chest, body aches, and a fever before deciding to get tested. Although he never went to the hospital, the actor said he was on bed rest for days. The actor shared an update that he felt "practically back to normal", but remains in isolation and has no symptoms other than a little residual congestion.

    • Marcus Smart, the Boston Celtics guard announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

    • The head coach of the NFL's New Orleans Saints Sean Payton told ESPN on March 19 that he had tested positive. He said he is resting at home and feeling fatigued.

    • The former football player and “The Bachelor” star Colton Underwood tested positive for COVID-19 on March 20 after feeling symptoms, despite social distancing for a week.

    • The American radio and television talk show host Andy Cohen revealed his positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Instagram on March 20.

    • The disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein tested positive for coronavirus at an Upstate New York prison, according to multiple reports March 22. Weinstein, 68, is one of two inmates with COVID-19 at the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, and is now in medical isolation while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in a landmark #MeToo case.

    • The “Empire Records” and “Entourage” 55-year-old actress Debi Mazar said she tested positive for coronavirus on March 21, weeks after her husband and daughters got a fever, sore throat, body aches and a dry cough. On March 15th, she woke up with all those same symptoms, but also super intense body aches, and a 39'C fever. Debi also detailed the difficulty she faced while trying to obtain a test kit for the novel coronavirus. When she finally did get a test, she said that she tested positive. She hopes she's been through the worst of it already. Debi says its very 'morphy' - one day she feels crappy, and the next she's normal. Her family is under quarantine for 14 days, too. They have healed already, and have no symptoms.

    •  The Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan announced on March 21 that he tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling sick for a week. “Please don’t be afraid!!! It’s the flu, not the plague. I’ve have been quarantined for a week and will for another week. And when I feel better I’ll get tested again to make sure I’m free of this nasty virus,” Bryan said.

    •  The legendary 79-year-old Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo said he’s tested positive for coronavirus on March 22, and had gone into self-isolation with his family. 

    • American actor and singer Aaron Tveit is currently taking time off from Moulin Rouge! as Broadway is dark, announced on March 23 on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID-19. He's been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12, and is feeling much better. His symptoms have been very mild, cold like with no fever. One thing Aaron has been experiencing is the loss of taste and smell, which he thinks is a big sign for people who are otherwise asymptotic.

    • ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke has received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 but says she is now symptom-free more than two weeks after her initial concerns of an illness.

    • The 55-year-old British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he tested positive for coronavirus. In a video posted to Twitter on March 27, the conservative leader said he was tested after showing mild symptoms, including a fever and cough, and will remain in isolation.  Johnson, who previously declined to test for the coronavirus after coming into contact with a minister who tested positive, urged viewers to stay home and comply with the country's measures to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus. On 5 April, with his symptoms persisting, he was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London for tests. The next day, his condition having worsened, he was moved to the hospital's intensive care unit. Johnson left intensive care on 9 April, and left hospital three days later to recuperate at Chequers (the country house of UK's Prime Minister).

    • Stage, movie and TV actor Mark Blum has died from complications from the coronavirus. He was 69.

    • Celebrated chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on "Top Chef," won "Top Chef Masters",  was the first chef born and raised in India to head a major kitchen in New York City, Tabla, and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died on March 25 of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.

    • Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died in Florida of complications from COVID-19. His career spanned six decades and included celebrated productions like “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!”. He was an openly gay writer, whose plays tackled issues of love, homophobia and the HIV/AIDS crisis. He was 81 years old at the time of his death.

    • The Kentucky senator Rand Paul announced on social media on March 22 that he was in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.

    • Lucia Bosé, an Italian actress noted for her performances in films from the 1950s, and mother of Spanish Pop star Miguel Bosé, died after contracting coronavirus. She was 89. Miguel confirmed his mother’s death via social media on March 23.

    • In the Dominican Republic, acclaimed fashion designer Jenny Polanco has died from complications of COVID-19. Her career spanned four decades, and she was a regular fixture at Miami Fashion Week. Polanco is said to have contracted the virus after a recent trip to Spain, the country with the second highest rate of deaths from COVID-19. She returned from Madrid on March 4th and the symptoms began to appear five days later. After undergoing a screening test, the results were positive for coronavirus. Despite being kept in quarantine, on March 18th her health situation became complicated and she had to be transferred to the emergency room. She died on March 24, at the age of 62.

    • The deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest Steven Dick has died after contracting coronavirus, the UK's Foreign Office said on March 25.

    • Spain's deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo tested positive for coronavirus on March 25, the Spanish government said.

    • Per CNN, the heir to the British throne Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, but his wife, Camilla, is negative. He has been displaying mild symptoms, but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. Although it remains unknown where the 71-year-old royal was exposed to COVID-19, he could have contracted the coronavirus after spending time with Prince Albert of Monaco, who tested positive just days after they met. On March 30, a spokesperson confirmed that Prince Charles is out of self-isolation after consulting with a doctor, while Camilla remained so until the end of the week, per government guidelines. 

    • American actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy says she's been diagnosed with the coronavirus. She's been quarantining since March 12 due to a headache and sore throat. She said on Instagram the symptoms disappeared, then came back and she tested positive March 16. Laura told she's doing fine and her symptoms are only minor thus far. Her husband also has the virus, and shows minor symptoms, too, while their kid has no symptoms whatsoever. The whole family is in self-isolation, taking nutritional supplements and medicinal herbs, recommended by her acupuncturist and prescribed by her Chinese medicine doctor.

    • American actor, singer, and songwriter Gavin Creel is pretty sure he has the virus. He hasn't been officially tested, but was doing Waitress in London, and a bunch of the cast has fallen sick from it. One of his castmates did test the same day that Gavin was starting to have symptoms, she's positive and they were together the whole time. He describes his symptoms, calling the way he feels similar to "a cruddy flu".

    • The 39-year-old rapper Slim Thug announced on Instagram on March 24 that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As careful as he's been, self-quarantining and staying home, only going and getting something to eat, staying in his truck, having mask, gloves, everything on, and his test came back positive. Slim said that he had a "slight fever and a cough" before getting tested, but reported that his symptoms have since alleviated.  

    •  The country folk singer John Prine was hospitalized on March 26 after a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, his family said in a statement. The 73-year-old cancer survivor was in critical condition. He was hospitalized on March 26, and intubated on March 28, and continued to receive treatment, his family shared. On April 7, John died in a Nashville hospital from complications related to COVID-19.

    • The 61-year-old country singer Joe Diffie died after testing positive for COVID-19. The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner is known for his hits in the '90s including chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home", "Pickup Man", "Honky Tonk Attitude," "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox" and "John Deere Green." Joe  announced on March 27 that he had contracted the coronavirus, becoming the first country star to go public with such a diagnosis. His publicist Scott Adkins said the singer died on March 29 due to complications from the virus.

    • Britain's Health Secretary Matthew Hancock announced on March 27 he tested positive for the coronavirus, saying he would be self-isolating and working from home.

    • The "Young and the Restless" actor Greg Rikaart tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the actor confirmed in an Instagram post on March 24. This has been the hardest experience of his life, he said. Two+ weeks ago, everyone in Greg's house had a bit of a cough and his son came home from school with a high fever. Everyone recovered, but Greg deteriorated. He's been in quarantine since March 14 and reported that he had a fever for 11 days and difficulty breathing. Rikaart was eventually diagnosed with pneumonia. He's confident that he's finally turned the proverbial corner and was fever free on March 24 for the first time since all started. Greg was told to stay isolated for another 72 hours before he acclimates back into his family.

    • Musician and singer-songwriter Jackson Browne tested positive for COVID-19, sharing it in an interview that Rolling Stone published on March 24. The 71-year-old Rock Hall of Fame inductee said that he got tested after having "a small cough and a temperature" but has experienced "pretty mild symptoms", which didn't require any kind of medication. He's been recovering from the illness and is quarantined in his home in Los Angeles, California. Jackson said that he isn't sure where he came in contact with the virus but thinks that it may have been at the Love Rocks NYC benefit. He quarantined immediately upon feeling sick, before the mandatory quarantine orders were issued, because he couldn't know if he had it or not.

    • Cascada's Natalie Horler, a German singer best known for the 2005 dance hit "Every Time We Touch," tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she confirmed in an Instagram video on March 24. The 38-year-old reported that her symptoms have included a slight fever and headache. Natalie added that she's already been self-isolating for eight days but will "take it up a notch" and quarantine for 14 more. "My case will most likely be mild, so the most important thing is to protect everyone else who may be at risk," the singer wrote. 

    • CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader died of Covid-19 in New York on March 29, CBS said. She was 54. Maria fought cancer and related illnesses for 20 years, enduring numerous treatments and surgeries. She helped produce coverage of "some of the biggest breaking news," including the death of Princess Diana and the 9/11 attacks.

    • One of Japan's best-known comedians Ken Shimura died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Tokyo, the public broadcaster NHK said on March 30.

    • Alan Merrill, the American songwriter behind “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”, died after contracting coronavirus. He was 69.

    • The European Union's chief negotiator for its future relationship with Britain after Brexit Michel Barnier has confirmed he has coronavirus. He tweeted on March 19 that he is doing well and is in good spirits, and is following all the necessary instructions, as is his team.

    • The actress and former model Linda Lusardi said she had "never felt this ill" after contracting the virus. She and her husband Sam have both had COVID-19 symptoms and are in isolation.

    • Former GMTV host Fiona Phillips said she had symptoms including a sore throat and dry cough but was "fine" and "not suffering". Fiona, 59, tweeted: "I am in bed with #coronvirusuk It's not a very pleasant bedfellow, but nothing more than sore throat, dry cough, headache and tiredness. As long as it stays that way....DON'T panic!"

    • Kodaline guitarist Mark Prendergast says he tested positive and believes he caught coronavirus while at Heathrow Airport.
      He told Irish radio station RTE 2fm he'd never had a cough like it before. Three, four days later he got a fever that lasted for four or five days. The disease is "like a bad flu", he said, adding: "You have no energy. You're sleeping for about 12 hours each night."

    • British actress Donna Air revealed she has tested positive for coronavirus on social media, and said she had donated tests to NHS workers. The 40-year-old said she had suffered from "mild flu-like symptoms" but that these quickly improved. Aware of "what a privilege it is to be able access tests privately", Air said she had also donated some to friends who are health workers.

    • BBC newsreader George Alagiah confirmed he had tested positive for the virus but said he thought he had had a "mild dose".
      George, 64, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2014 and again in December 2017, and said going through that had helped by giving him an edge.

    • Adam Schlesinger, the co-frontman of band Fountains of Wayne has been hospitalized and was on a ventilator after contracting the new coronavirus. The musician, a 10-time Emmy nominee for his work as songwriter and musical producer on CW's Crazy Ex Girlfriend, was not in a coma, his attorney confirmed, despite initial rumors, but rather "sedated to facilitate his recovery", and his condition was improving. On April 1, Adam passed away due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 52.

    • CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced on Twitter on March 31 that he had tested positive for coronavirus, and is quarantining at home. Along with his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris has become one of the faces of the coronavirus pandemic. The host of "Cuomo Prime Time" said he's feeling well and will continue hosting his show from his home.

    • American country music singer Sturgill Simpson announced on Instagram on April 11 that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus. He noted that he wouldn't get tested in mid-March when he visited the emergency room with coronavirus symptoms because he "did not fit testing criteria". Finally, on April 6, he was tested at a drive-thru facility in Alabama. His test results came back positive for COVID-19.

    • American Grammy-winning producer-singer-songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds took to social media on April 10 -- his 62nd birthday -- to let fans know he and his family were recovering from coronavirus infections.

    • "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Jedediah Bila took to Instagram on April 9 to share that she and her husband were recovering from novel coronavirus infections.

    • "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Jennifer Aydin took to Instagram on April 8 to tell fans she'd tested positive for COVID-19 two days earlier. She went on to explain that her symptoms started a week before her test result came in with "extreme fatigue," though she didn't have a fever at the time. After two or three days, she "insisted" husband Bill Aydin, a plastic surgeon, bring home a COVID-19 test for her following his initial reluctance since she didn't have additional signs of coronavirus infection early on. She felt grateful that she had no breathing issues. Her main symptoms were a lot of fatigue and sleeping, and night sweating and chills.

    • On April 5, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor took to social media to reveal that he was recovering following a COVID-19 diagnosis. He said that after a week or so of what he would describe as a 'Turbo-charged flu', John came out of it feeling okay.

    • British singer Marianne Faithfull was hospitalized in London with pneumonia and has tested positive for COVID-19, Rolling Stone reported on April 4. Marianne, 73, is considered to be a high-risk patient as she's battled hepatitis C and breast cancer in the past. She is stable and responding to treatment.

    • On April 5, the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo in New York revealed that Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger who lives at the zoo, had tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover. This positive COVID-19 test for the tiger was confirmed by USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory, based in Ames, Iowa. The zoo added that though the big cats had experienced some decrease in appetite, they are otherwise doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert and interactive with their keepers. Full recoveries are anticipated. The cats were probably infected by a person caring for them who was asymptomatic, or before that person developed symptoms.

    • On April 3, Pink took to Twitter to reveal that after she and her son, Jameson Hart, started showing symptoms of COVID-19 two weeks earlier, they paid a visit to their primary care physician, who had access to tests for the coronavirus. Her results came back positive. Her family was already sheltering at home and continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of their doctor. In the wake of the health crisis, Pink has donated $1 million split between the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked in the cardiomyopathy and heart transplant center there for 18 years, and to the Los Angeles mayor's emergency COVID-19 crisis fund.

    • CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced on April 3 that she tested positive for the coronavirus. "I am OKAY," she said in an Instagram post. "It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever." She said she's been social distancing and "doing ALL the things we're being told to do." Brooke added, "Still — it got me." While thanking medical workers, she said she'd be back on the air soon. Brooke is the second high-profile CNN anchor to test positive for COVID-19.

    • In an April 2 Instagram video, American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles said that she had COVID-19, but is now fully recovered.

    • American actress-turned-journalist and author Patricia Bosworth, who starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in "The Nun's Story," died in New York on April 2 from pneumonia brought on by the novel coronavirus, stepdaughter Fia Hatsav confirmed to The New York Times. Patricia was 86.

    • Andrew Parker Bowles, the ex-husband of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, told the Daily Telegraph on April 1 that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. He felt pretty awful with it. It was better in the mornings and got worse as the day went on. He had a bad cough and has been very lethargic, sleeping twice as long as normal.

    • Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, 56, revealed in an April 2 that he has recovered from COVID-19. He said he went to the doctor after he began "feeling funny" after Broadway shows were suspended on March 13. He tested positive for the novel coronavirus and spent two weeks brutally sick, but not in need of medical care, and is now symptom-free.

    • 62-year old Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus, he said on April 1,noting that he's confined himself to a bedroom away from his family. He's beginning to feel better with every passing day.

    • Famed jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. passed away in Louisiana on April 1, after battling pneumonia brought on by the coronavirus. He was 85.

    • Comedian and actress Ali Wentworth said on April 1 that she's never been sicker after testing positive for the coronavirus. Her syptomps were high fever, horrific body aches, heavy chest. She was quarantined from her family.

    • ESPN tennis broadcaster Patrick McEnroe said on March 31 that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but has mild symptoms. The 16-time men's doubles champion said he went to a drive-thru testing site in upstate New York after feeling symptoms. A week and a half after that test, his results came back positive. Patrick, however, feels like he's already recovered.

    • Country singer Kalie Shorr said she's been careful but still contracted the coronavirus. "Despite being quarantined (except for a handful of trips for groceries) for three weeks, I managed to contract COVID 19," she tweeted. "I'm feeling significantly better." In a separate tweet, she detailed her symptoms: "The first few days were absolutely miserable. I've never felt like that before," she wrote. "My entire body was in pain, and my fever was like riding a wave. I completely lost my sense of taste and smell."

    • Andrew Jack, a famed British dialect coach who appeared in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," died on March 31 in London after contracting Covid-19. He was 76. Andrew was the dialect coach for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and most recently worked with Robert Pattinson on the new "Batman" film.

    • New York Knicks and New York Rangers owner James Dolan tested positive for the coronavirus, but his symptoms were mild. He has been in self-isolation and was experiencing little to no symptoms, continuing to oversee business operations, he tweeted on March 28.

  • Celebrities who have warned their fans about the Coronavirus:

    • Kim Kardashian - she travels wearing a mask

    • Katy Perry - she encourages her Chinese fans to keep fighting with the virus

    • Bill Gates - he said he donated $100 million for stopping the spread

    • Donatella Versace - he donated $143,500 to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation

    • Justin Bieber also donated

    • Stormzy cancelled his Asian tour due to the Coronavirus spread

    • Brody Jenner publishes photos wearing masks

    • BTS cancelled their concerts in Seoul

    • Avril Lavigne also postponed her Asian tour

    • Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Mark Ronson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many other stars postponed their activities 



 Quotes


Tom Hanks: “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. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”


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