One factor the coronavirus pandemic has proved is that it makes no distinction who you might be – nobody is immune from Covid-19.
Politicians, sporting stars and Hollywood celebrities are amongst these contracting the virus. On April 2, it was confirmed that comic Eddie Large had sadly died after contracting Covid-19.
Here’s a round-up of public figures all over the world who’ve been identified with Covid-19, are experiencing signs, or have sadly died from the virus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has examined constructive for coronavirus, Downing Street confirmed on 27 March.
Mr Johnson will now self-isolate in Downing Street, whereas remaining in command of the federal government’s dealing with of coronavirus.
Within hours of Boris Johnson’s announcement that he had examined constructive for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock additionally confirmed he had contracted Covid-19.
He wrote on Twitter: “I‘ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating.”
He got here out of isolation on April 2.
England’s Chief Medical Officer has introduced he’s in self-isolation at house after experiencing coronavirus signs.
Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, is self isolating after growing coronavirus signs.
Greta Thunberg, the teenage local weather change activist, has revealed that she has self-isolated after displaying coronavirus signs.
Ms Thunberg, 17, took to social media to urge younger individuals specifically to take the virus significantly, noting that she didn’t really feel significantly in poor health.
While Ms Thunberg has not been examined for coronavirus, as a result of her house nation of Sweden doesn’t at the moment check for it exterior hospitals, she mentioned it’s “extremely likely” she has had it.
She urged individuals to observe social distancing “whether you feel ill or not”, in step with widespread steering which goals to forestall transmission from individual to individual.
The EU’s Brexit negotiator has examined constructive for coronavirus. The French politician took to Twitter to share the information on 19 March.
The French politician wrote: “I would like to inform you that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am doing well and in good spirits. I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team.”
“For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s spouse has examined constructive for coronavirus.
On March 12, the Prime Minister’s workplace mentioned Mr Trudeau was not displaying any signs of the virus, however he would keep in isolation for 14 days and earn a living from home.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau got here down with flu-like signs after travelling to London.
Mrs Grégoire Trudeau was in London to communicate at a WE day occasion at Wembley about ladies’s empowerment alongside former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and pop star Leona Lewis to an viewers of 13,000 younger individuals.
Begona Gomez, the spouse of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, has additionally been contaminated. The authorities mentioned that Mrs Gomez and the prime minister are in good well being.
Minister Nadine Dorries self-isolated at house after being identified with the sickness.
Fellow well being minister Edward Argar additionally self-isolated at house “as a precaution”, after having lunch with Ms Dorries on the day she began to really feel unwell.
Ms Dorries mentioned she felt weak and drained.
“But [I] didn’t start with the first symptoms (cough) until 10.45am on Friday,” she wrote on Twitter.
Ms Dorries mentioned it had been “pretty rubbish, but I hope I’m over the worst of it now”.
“More worried about my 84-year-old mum who is staying with me and began with the cough today.”
Italian politician Nicola Zingaretti has examined constructive to coronavirus.
The chief of the co-ruling Democratic celebration is the primary main Italian politician to check constructive.
Mr Zingaretti is the brother of Montalbano star Luca Zingaretti.
The vice chairman of Iran, Masoumeh Ebtekar, is the seventh authorities official to check constructive in a rustic stricken with the coronavirus.
On March 25, Clarence House confirmed Prince Charles has examined constructive for coronavirus.
“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”, the assertion mentioned. He got here out of isolation on March 30.
The Duchess of Cornwall has additionally been examined however doesn’t have Covid-19, Clarence House mentioned.
Prince Albert II
Monaco’s Prince Albert II examined constructive for the novel coronavirus, the principality mentioned in an announcement on March 19, including there have been “no concerns for his health”.
The titular head of the Mediterranean enclave is continuous to work from his non-public residences on the royal palace, the assertion mentioned.
Comedian Eddie Large has died after contracting coronavirus, his agent confirmed on April 2.
The Little And Large star died aged 78.
Tom Hanks introduced on March 12 that he and spouse Rita Wilson have been identified with coronavirus.
The Oscar-winning actor, 63, had been in Australia filming an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic and mentioned he began experiencing signs of the virus.
Hanks mentioned he felt like he had a chilly, whereas Wilson, additionally 63, suffered from chills.
They each examined constructive for coronavirus, Hanks mentioned on Instagram earlier final month.
“Well, now. What to do next? The medical officials have protocols that must be followed,” he mentioned.
“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?”
They have since returned to their house in America after self-isolating in Australia.
“We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!”
The pair have now recovered and returned to Los Angeles.
American actress Debi Mazar confirmed on social media that she had contracted Covid-19, however was OK.
Mazar posted on March 21: “About a month in the past my total house (husband and two teen daughters) acquired an odd bug – low-grade fever, complications, sore throat, physique aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up shortly.
She mentioned she assumed it was seasonal, however “it felt unusual/different”.
On March 15 she awakened with the identical signs, however this time with “super-intense body aches” and a fever.
“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,” she wrote.
Mazar was instructed she didn’t meet the standards: “I hadn’t just lately travelled in another country and I hadn’t been with somebody who had really examined constructive.
“I discovered this type of a loopy standards for a New Yorker as I had taken the subway, gone to the theatre, the grocery retailer, the pharmacy, hair salon, and so forth.
“I used to be the mum who was making an attempt to put together the house and get provides and bleach wipes, dry items, further meals and so forth.
“Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely, my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in New York City and forbidding movement outside the home without permission, like China and all of Europe?”
Mazar was ultimately examined and despatched house to self-isolate. She later acquired the information that she was constructive.
“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,” she mentioned.
“My family is under quarantine for 14 days. They have no symptoms. I think we all had it possibly already? Who knows.”
British actor Idris Elba confirmed he had examined constructive for Covid-19 in a video posted on Twitter on March 16.
He mentioned he felt “OK” and had “no symptoms so far” however had begun self-isolating after discovering he had come into contact with one other identified case.
The 47-year-old had attended the identical We Day occasion at Wembley Arena on March four as Mrs Trudeau.
Former Bond lady Olga Kurylenko revealed on March 15 that she had examined constructive. The 40-year-old, who starred in Quantum of Solace, mentioned she had been “ill for almost a week” with fever and fatigue earlier than being identified.
Kristofer Hivju, the actor finest identified for his function as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, self-isolated at house with minor signs after testing constructive for the virus.
Former GMTV host Fiona Phillips instructed followers she had signs together with a sore throat and dry cough however was “fine” and “not suffering”.
Phillips, 59, tweeted: “I am in bed with #coronvirusuk It’s not a very pleasant bedfellow, but nothing more than sore throat, dry cough, headache & tiredness. As long as it stays that way….DON’T panic!”
Former film producer Harvey Weinstein, who’s serving a jail sentence for sexual assault and rape, has examined constructive for the coronavirus, in accordance to the pinnacle of the state corrections officers union.
Weinstein, 68, has been positioned in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility, mentioned Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.
Mr Powers mentioned he’s involved concerning the corrections officers, who he mentioned lack correct protecting tools. Several employees have been quarantined, Mr Powers mentioned.
Weinstein arrived at Wende Correctional Facility, a most safety jail east of Buffalo, New York, on March 18 after being housed at New York City’s Rikers Island jail.
He was sentenced to 23 years in jail on March 11 for sexually assaulting former manufacturing assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping Jessica Mann, a onetime aspiring actress.
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo mentioned he had examined constructive for coronavirus and had gone into self isolation along with his household.
“We are currently all in good health but I developed a cough and a fever and decided to get tested, and the result came back positive,” Domingo wrote on Facebook.
Previously one of many opera world’s most feted artists, Domingo’s popularity is now in tatters after an investigation by the American Guild of Musical Artists concluded he had behaved inappropriately with feminine performers.
The singer has publicly apologised to the ladies who accused him of sexual harassment.
Dancing On Ice star Linda Lusardi returned house on March 29 after a keep in hospital with Covid-19, her husband Sam Kane has mentioned.
Lusardi, 61, and Kane, 51, have been admitted to hospital with the illness round March 19.
While Kane was discharged a number of days later, Lusardi’s situation was significantly worse.
Kane offered updates on her standing to apprehensive followers, revealing she was respiratory with the assistance of oxygen tools, whereas Lusardi herself tweeted she had “never felt this ill”.
However, Kane tweeted on Sunday night time that Lusardi had recovered sufficiently to be despatched house, saying: “So blessed to be spending tonight with my beautiful girl at home by my side. God bless the NHS. So happy to have her home.”
Lusardi and Kane have urged followers to observe the recommendation of specialists on self-isolation.
The former glamour mannequin tweeted after being admitted to hospital: “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. So stay safe everyone and follow the advice of the experts – please take care of yourselves, loved ones and each other.”
Lusardi, whose TV appearances embrace Emmerdale, Dancing On Ice and Loose Women, discovered fame within the 1970s and 80s, and in a 2005 ballot was voted the UK’s hottest Page three lady ever.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi examined constructive for coronavirus because the pandemic continued to strike the sporting world.
Chelsea mentioned the total males’s workforce squad, teaching employees and numerous backroom employees would self-isolate after Hudson-Odoi returned a constructive check.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal
Arsenal confirmed that their Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta had examined constructive for coronavirus and that all the Gunners first-team squad can be positioned into self-isolation.
Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham mentioned: “Our ideas are with Mikel, who’s disenchanted however in good spirits.
“We are in active dialogue with all the relevant people to manage this situation appropriately, and we look forward to getting back to training and playing as soon as medical advice allows.”
Evangelos Marinakis, Nottingham Forest
Arsenal’s league match at Manchester City was postponed and a number of Gunners gamers went into self-isolation after Olympiakos and Nottingham Forest proprietor Evangelos Marinakis contracted the virus.
Marinakis, 52, met numerous Arsenal’s gamers and employees when the Gunners confronted Olympiakos in a Europa League tie in February.
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant was amongst 4 members of the Brooklyn Nets basketball workforce who examined constructive for the coronavirus. The workforce introduced on March 18 that a number of gamers have been identified with the illness, with out disclosing names. Durant, a former NBA MVP and one of many largest names within the sport, instructed The Athletic: “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”
Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz NBA participant Rudy Gobert has confirmed he has Covid-19.
“What would kill the NBA season is if more players catch it,” Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban mentioned in an interview on CNBC.
He known as the hiatus a matter of “us being vigilant, as all businesses should be”.
“Businesses are going to have to be incredibly vigilant, and that’s hard,” Cuban mentioned.
A day after the NBA put its season on non permanent suspension, a second member of Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell, examined constructive for coronavirus.
The league mentioned its suspension would final for not less than 30 days – probably a conservative guess – as groups undertake the duty of figuring out any participant or referee who has had latest contact with the Jazz, then placing them into isolation for the required two weeks.
Manolo Gabbiadini, Sampdoria
Former Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini, now at Sampdoria, has additionally examined constructive for coronavirus.
Colombian bicycle owner Fernando Gaviria, who was taking part within the UAE Tour prior to its cancellation final month, has confirmed he had the virus.
Gaviria, who had remained in quarantine within the UAE, mentioned in a video message on Instagram: “There are many rumours circulating in regard to my state of health, but I’m fine. I’ve been here, undergoing regular tests, which have returned positive for the coronavirus, but I’m feeling fine.”
Other riders and employees from Gaviria’s UAE Team Emirates had been in voluntary quarantine since February 27 however have now introduced they’re to journey to Europe.