From Boris Johnson, Karim Sisters To Bond Girl Olga, And Andy Cohen: Celebs Who Tested Positive For Covid-19

COVID-19: The Great Leveller
1/19

COVID-19: The Great Leveller

The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to a standstill. With deserted streets, empty parks and most of the people self-quarantined, it seems that the planet is taking a break. In many ways, COVID-19 has been a great leveller of sorts. Be it the rich, the poor or even the famous, the virus has affected people from all walks of life and spared none.

Ever since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, several celebrities - actors, singers and politicians - across the world have been diagnosed with the infectious disease. Many of them took to social media to share updates about their health with fans.

We have prepared a comprehensive list of all the famous personalities who have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

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Morani Sisters
2/19

Morani Sisters

On Monday, 'Chennai Express' producer Karim Morani's daughter, Shaza Morani had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As per reports, Shaza had returned from Australia before the city announced lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Only a day after Shaza testing positive, her actor-sister Zoa also tested positive, according to family sources. Shaza, who had returned from Sri Lanka in the first week of March, showed no symptoms but was admitted to Nanavati Hospital.

According to sources, Zoa, who had returned from Rajasthan around mid-March, tested positive for Covid-19.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Boris Johnson
3/19

Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on March 27.

"Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," Johnson said. "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus."

Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital across the River Thames from the House of Commons late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high temperature and a cough, for more than 10 days.

His condition rapidly deteriorated over the next 24 hours, and he was moved to an intensive care unit - where the most serious cases are treated. Although he had received oxygen, his office said he was still conscious.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
4/19

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

The ‘Forrest Gump’ actor was the first Hollywood A-lister to come out in the open and share his diagnoses with the world. The 63-year-old Hanks, who has Type 2 diabetes,, took to Instagram last Wednesday to share that he and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the contagious disease while shooting for an Elvis Presley film in Australia.

"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," Hanks wrote. "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”, he added.

The announcement sent shockwaves through social media and several fans expressed their concerns over the well-being of the actor.

Late Monday night their son Chet confirmed Hanks and Wilson left the hospital five days after they were admitted. The actor recently shared a photo of a corona typewriter on Instagram on Tuesday and said his symptoms have remained stable.

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Idris Elba
5/19

Idris Elba

Right after Tom Hanks’s self-isolation news, it was revealed that actor Idris Elba, too, was on the Covid-19 radar. The ‘Luther’ actor shared that he, too, had tested positive. For the unversed, Elba is known for his roles in HBO series ‘The Wire’ and is also a well-known DJ, rapper and singer.

The high-profile celebrity tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. Elba tweeted that he had no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into contact with someone who had been diagnosed with the virus.

Elba’s announcement was also followed by a furor on social media, with fans expressing concerns for the well-being of the English actor.

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Kristofer Hivju
6/19

Kristofer Hivju

It seems like winter (the metaphorical one) has come for the ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kristofer Hivju as he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hours after Elba’s announcement, Hivju, who is known for playing the role of Tormund Giantsbane on the hit show, took to Instagram to share the rather sad news with his fans.

Hivju told his fans that he is currently in Norway and is self-isolating. Talking about his symptoms, he wrote, "We are in good health - I only have mild symptoms of a cold."

"There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1.5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading."

Several fans sent their thoughts and prayers, hoping for Hivju’s speedy recovery.

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Rachel Matthews
7/19

Rachel Matthews

‘Frozen 2’ actor Rachel Matthews, who voices Honey Maren in the 2019 Disney animated film, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The actor told her Instagram followers that she has been in quarantine for the past week.

"Hey guys, I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in quarantine since last week. Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise. I'm feeling better but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some."

The 26-year-old, however, took the opportunity to spread awareness about the disease and shared a list of her symptoms.

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
8/19

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Former television host, philanthropist and wife of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19. She was one of the first people from the world of politics to contract the deadly disease.

The announcement of her testing came only a few days after her trip to London where she had posed for pictures with celebrities like Idris Elba and Lewis Hamilton. Sophie had attended WE Day 2020 at London on March 4. Once she was back in Canada, she developed symptoms that included a fever and mild flu.

Sophie’s diagnosis was particularly concerning, because at the event, she had spoken to some 18,000 young people on the stage and had contact with several of the event’s high-profile speakers.

Following the announcement, the PM announced that he had decided to self isolate for 14 days and would be running the country while working from home.

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Kevin Durant
9/19

Kevin Durant

Much like our beloved actors and politicians, sportstars, too, were hit by the pandemic. NBA Basketball player Kevin Durant, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, is one of the four Nets players who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Only one player has shown symptoms while the other three are asymptomatic. All four players are currently isolated and under the care of team physicians, according to a statement from the team.

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Iraj Harirchi
10/19

Iraj Harirchi

Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian counter-coronavirus taskforce, found himself at the receiving end when he was diagnosed with COVID-19 after allegedly downplaying the severity of the outbreak. The Iranian politician had strongly denied the possibilities of a ‘cover-up’ by the authorities.

Not just Harirchi, but several other Iranian officials, too, have tested positive and have been isolated. At least two are also feared to have died due to the virus.

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María Begoña Gómez Fernández
11/19

María Begoña Gómez Fernández

Fernández is the wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and has tested positive for the coronavirus. Begoña Gómez and the prime minister Pedro Sanchez were both in good health at their home in Madrid, Spain's government said on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

Two ministers in Sanchez's government had tested positive earlier in the week.

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Olga Kurylenko
12/19

Olga Kurylenko

Kurylenko, the Ukrainian-born French actress and model, a former Bond girl, has also tested positive for COVID-19. The star wrote that she is "Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus," on Instagram.

"I've actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms," Kurylenko wrote in the caption of a photo which showed a partial view through a window. "Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!"

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Indira Varma
13/19

Indira Varma

Actress Indira Varma, who is known for playing the role of Ellaria Sand, Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne's lover, in 'GoT', tested positive for novel coronavirus two days after fellow actor Kristofer Hivju shared that he was down with COVID-19.

Varma took to Instagram to share the news with her fans. "I'm in bed with it and it's not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people," she wrote.

For the unversed, Varma is starring in the modern take of Anton Chekhov’s play, ‘The Seagull’, alongside Emilia Clarke, her GoT co-actor.

The play is on hold due to the pandemic.

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Harvey Weinstein
14/19

Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. The 68-year-old is currently lodged at the Wende Correctional Facility where he is serving his 23-year jail term for sexual assault and rape.

The film-maker has been placed in isolation at the facility.

Weinstein, who has been accused of violating scores of women, was convicted last month of raping a then-aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a former TV and film production assistant at his apartment in 2006.

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Kanika Kapoor
15/19

Kanika Kapoor

Over the last few days, ‘Babydoll’ fame Kanika Kapoor has caused quite a stir on social media. On Friday, Kapoor became the first Bollywood celeb to be diagnosed with COVID-19. The 41-year-old took to Instagram to announce the news of her diagnoses.

However, soon, the news started trickling in that the singer had allegedly attended three parties and put at risk the lives of hundreds, including politician Vasundhra Raje and her son Dushyant Singh, who happened to be in the Parliament the next day.

Kapoor also alleged that she was being treated as a criminal in the hospital. Soon, the hospital came out with a statement to defend themselves and rubbish Kapoor’s allegations. The singer has since been booked by UP police for negligence.

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Aaron Tveit
16/19

Aaron Tveit

36-year-old Broadway actor, Aaron Tveit has tested positive for coronavirus. The actor took to social media to share his diagnosis, and said he was feeling much better.

Tveit said he was tested earlier last week and found out the results this Monday, but had quarantined himself even before he went through the medical procedure. “This can affect anyone and even if you aren't feeling sick or showing drastic symptoms — please take heed, stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see everyone at the theater again soon,” he said.

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Andy Cohen
17/19

Andy Cohen

Celebrity television host Andy Cohen tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday.

The host of "Watch What Happens Live" (WWHL) talk show shared the news on Instagram.

"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we're putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.

"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," Cohen wrote.

Like most of the TV shows, WWHL shut down production, with its last episode airing out of the New York City studio March 12, to control the spread of the pandemic.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Prince Charles
18/19

Prince Charles

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. The Prince is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms.

Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, is displaying what Clarence House said were mild symptoms but remains in good health and has been working from his Birkhall residence in Scotland. His wife, Camilla, 72, tested negative.

A royal source said the Prince of Wales, who was tested on Monday and got the results on Tuesday, was advised the condition was unlikely to escalate into a more serious case.

Charles has spoken to both Queen Elizabeth and to his sons, Prince William and Harry.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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Floyd Cardoz
19/19

Floyd Cardoz

Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus. Cardoz had traveled from Mumbai to New York through Frankfurt, Germany, on March 8. He was admitted a week ago to Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, New Jersey, with a fever and subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

He was a partner in Bombay Sweet Shop, O Pedro and The Bombay Canteen in India at the time of his death.

(With inputs from PTI)

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