The novel coronavirus has made its rounds worldwide after first emerging in the Wuhan, Hubei, province in China back in 2019 and today’s biggest stars are not immune.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were among the first high-profile names to test positive for COVID-19. On March 11, the Academy Award winner shared the symptoms the couple experienced during their time in Australia, where Hanks was working on pre-production for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic.“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” the Forrest Gump actor said of he and Wilson. “Rita had some chills that came and went.”On Monday, March 16, Us Weekly confirmed that Hanks and Wilson were released from the hospital. The pair, who have been married for 30 years, rented a home in Australia.
Nearly a week after Hanks and Wilson’s diagnosis was confirmed, Idris Elba announced that he contracted the virus as well. He revealed via Twitter on Monday that he decided to get tested after learning that an individual he was in contact with tested positive on Friday, March 13.The day after speaking out, the English actor shared that Hanks’ confession inspired him to speak about his own condition. “I’m really proud of Tom Hanks, who is also someone in the public eye who came out and said they have it and has been public about it,” the Cats actor said in a Twitter livestream video. “I was really motivated by Tom’s move there.”As of Wednesday, March 18, the virus has hit more than 197,000 cases worldwide and over 8,000 individuals have died from COVID-19. Symptoms for the illness include fever, coughing and difficulties breathing.
All 50 states across the U.S. have confirmed cases of coronavirus. In response to the pandemic, President Donald Trump announced a European travel ban and closed the border to Canada to “non-essential traffic.”Scroll down to see all the stars who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
”The Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host added, “I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”
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The Luther alum also noted in a video post that he’s “doing OK” and that his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, “hasn’t been tested and she’s doing OK.” “I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I realized that I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive,” he revealed. “I found out last Friday that they tested positive, I quarantined myself and got tested immediately.”
The statement continued, “The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible. As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, partners and surrounding community, and we wish all those who are battling this virus a speedy recovery.”
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”The day after Gobert’s diagnosis was confirmed, fellow Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for the virus. “I’m asymptomatic. I don’t have any symptoms,” Mitchell said on Good Morning America on March 16. “I could walk down the street [and] if it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. I think that’s the scariest part about this virus. You may seem fine, be fine. And you never know who you may be talking to, who they're going home to.
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“The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms. As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days,” a statement from the Canadian Prime Minister’s office read, adding, “For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently.
”Gaviria added, “I’m here to avoid infecting other people, and to avoid this continuing to spread in the way it currently is. This is to assure everyone that everything is going well, and let’s hope it's all resolved soon.”Fellow cyclist Dmitry Strakhov also tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 11.
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