CAPE TOWN- Globally, the novel Coronavirus has infected over 34.5 million people and has claimed over a million lives. The virus has affected celebrities and civilians alike and those in the public eye include leading figures in politics, sport, royalty and entertainment.
United States President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet on Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive for Covid-19.
Other prominent leaders who tested positive for Covid-19 and made it out on the other side include U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Here is the latest list of prominent figures who have tested positive with Covid-19:
In September, British actor Robert Pattinson tested positive for Covid-19, which led to the halting of production for “The Batman”.
Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also revealed last month that he, his wife and their two young children tested positive for the virus but that they all have recovered and are healthy.
US TV personality and E! host, Giuliana Rancic revealed in September that she’d tested positive for Covid-19.
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Hi friends 💕 I shared this video on E! earlier today to explain why I was going to be missing our Emmy show. As I prepared to fly to LA to host E!s Emmy coverage, I discovered that I, along with my husband Bill and our son Duke, tested positive for Covid-19. As you may know, the health of those around me is always my first priority. We are all three doing well and are isolating at home and taking very good care of one another. We aren’t the first to get this news and we certainly won’t be the last so please continue to follow the safety guidelines to protect yourselves and those around you the best you can. We are all in this together. ❤️ Thank you so much to those of you who have been wishing us well. Please know we are sending you all lots of love from the three of us. Take good care ❤️ G, B & D
World-renowned sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt tested positive for Covid-19 in August. The sports star contracted the virus after he threw a mask-free bash in Jamaica to celebrate his 34th birthday.
Famous for starring in “The Mask of Zorro” and dozens of other films, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, announced his 60th birthday, 10 Aug, that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was in quarantine.
Racing Point Formula One driver Sergio Perez tested positive in July for Covid-19. Perez is the only driver to have tested positive so far, with the Mexican missing two races in August. He finished fourth in Sochi on Sunday.
Thank you everyone for your support and stay safe! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/9IjDKMaWy3
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) July 31, 2020
Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, tested positive for the virus in June. Djokovic, 33, apologized to anyone who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organized in his home country and in Croatia.
Prominent Indian movie stars, Amitabh Bachchan, tested positive for Covid-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, they said in July. Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter also tested positive for the virus.
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
Britain’s Prince Charles, tested positive in March. The heir to the throne had self-isolated at his residence in Scotland for seven days with mild symptoms. In the same month, Prince Albert of Monaco also tested positive.
British actor and musician Idris Elba shared on Twitter on March 16, announcing that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
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
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