Celebrities with coronavirus: the full list [updated]
Prince Charles – the heir to the throne in the UK – has become the most high-profile person on the growing list of world celebrities who have been hit by the coronavirus.
Previously, both Tom Hanks and Idris Elba admitted they had gone into self-isolation due to contracting the virus, while Swedish climate activist Greta Thunburg also said yesterday that it was “extremely likely” that she had contracted it.
We’ve put together a roundup of all the famous faces who have so far said they’ve gone in to self-isolation for coronavirus:
Music and Film
- Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has tested positive, but added he was in “good health”
- Harvey Weinstein – the ex-Hollywood producer now serving 23-years for sexual assault, has tested positive
- Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson contracted the coronavirus, but said they were doing well after almost two weeks quarantine in Australia
- Actor Idris Elba said that he had tested positive, and has gone into self-isolation
- Jazz star Manu Dibango, aged 86, died on Tuesday becoming one of the first global stars to die because of the virus
- Revered playwright Terrence McNally also died on Tuesday, aged 81, following covid-19 complications
- Prince Charles – heir to the British Throne – has tested positive and is showing mild symptoms. Otherwise, he “remains in good health”
- Climate activist Thunberg said that it was “likely” she had contracted the virus, having been in contact with someone who also tested positive after a trip to central Europe. She is currently self-isolating
- Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive, but there are “no concerns for his health”
- Michel Barnier – the EU negotiator in charge of Brexit – announced that he was positive for the virus
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in self-isolation since March 13, after his wife tested positive
- German Chancellor Angele Merkel has been tested negatie for the virus, but remains in self-isolation after being treated by a doctor who lated tested positive
- Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari, aged 82, has contracted the virus
- Anthony Joshua has put himself in self-isolation, after coming in contact with someone who has tested positive. The boxer said he was waiting for his test results
- Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday, three days after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
- Several footballers have been infected, including France 2018 World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi, Italy’s Paolo Maldini, and Argentina’s Paulo Dybala
- Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta has also tested positive
- At least 14 members of the NBA have tested positive for the coronavirus, including Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant, and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz
We will be updating this list regularly.
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