Weren't most of us taking all the COVID-19 scares a little too casually until we started hearing news of celebrities testing positive for the virus? Not too surprising that, it was only after the world realised that literally no one is saved from the pandemic that all of us finally began to take the health advisory seriously. But have we been serious enough?
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread like wildfire with no cure for the same, we think it's imperative that we take a look at all the celebrities who have been tested positive with COVID-19. The need right now is to realise is literally no one is immune from the virus and thus to understand that social isolation is the biggest favour that you can do to yourself as well as to those around you in this moment of crisis. Thus, with no further ado, here's a list of all the celebrities who have been tested positive and have been constantly urging the world to take responsibility and practice isolation:
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Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. 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. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency
Kristofer Hivju or Tormund, as you know him from popular TV show Game of Thrones, took to Instagram yesterday to reveal that he has been tested positive for COVID-19. He also shared that he along with his family would be thus be "self-isolating at home for as long as it takes." In the Insta caption he also gave a quick health update as he wrote, “[My family and I] are in good health. I only have mild symptoms of a cold."
The actor further urged everyone to take precautions and follow all the necessary steps so as to keep themselves and as those at higher risk safe. "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. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy," the actor wrote.
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
Earlier this week, movie maven Idris Elba revealed through a Twitter video that he has been also tested positive for COVID-19. While Elba had no symptoms, he revealed that he got tested after realising that he had been in contact with "someone" who had been tested positive for the virus. “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” Elba wrote in the caption of the twitter video posted by him on Monday. He wrote, “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."
Elba has given us a great example of taking responsibility for oneself as well as others in the times of this pandemic. He also shared health updates in another Twitter video on Wednesday morning. " "Right now though I am feeling OK. Woke up this morning, didn't have any symptoms. My voice is a little bit tired, I just didn't sleep that well. Still don't have any symptoms, checking fever twice a day, and feel good, feel OK," shared Elba.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
Actor couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson broke the news of them testing positive for COVID-19 last week from Australia. "We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. 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," Hanks wrote on Instagram.
Hanks also appealed his followers to take necessary coronavirus precautions and responsibility in the troubled times as he wrote, "There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?"
Rudy Gobert was tested positive for the coronavirus last week too. The NBA player posted an apology on Twitter feeling guilty for everyone he might have risked by coming in contact with them. "I was careless and I make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously," he wrote.
In another video shared by the player on Monday, he thanked everyone for their wishes as well the health care professionals who have been attending him and helping him feel "a little better every day."
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Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously! Сижу в изоляции дома с диагнозом Коронавирус. Уже почти неделю болею. Температура и слабость - мои основные симптомы. Будьте осторожны и принимайте это во всерьёз! #coronavirus #коронавирус
Quantum of Solace actor, Olga Kurylenko shared on Instagram this Sunday that she has been isolated at home post being tested positive for COVID-19. The actress also shared her symptoms in the post as she wrote, “Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously."
Thank you for all your good wishes, as I said in the video I’m feeling good and hope to see you all soon!!🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/hn5d0ikm60— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) March 13, 2020
After being tested positive for the COVID-19 last week, Callum Hudson-Odoi posted a Twitter video in which he shared the news of his recovery. “As you may be aware I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I have recovered from,” said the Chelsea soccer team player.
“Thank you for all your good wishes. As I said in the video I’m feeling good and hope to see you all soon," he captioned his tweet.
EXCLUSIVE: “I think that’s the scariest part about this virus is that you may seem fine.” @NBA star @spidadmitchell speaks out for the first time from isolation since being diagnosed with COVID-19, despite being “asymptomatic.” https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s pic.twitter.com/wZJBteQjtV— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 16, 2020
In a video shared by Dood Morning America on Monday, NBA star Donovan Mitchell gave a statement for the first time after being diagnosed with COVID-19. "I think that’s the scariest part about this virus is that you may seem fine," the star said in the video because his was an "asymptomatic" case.
Actress Rachel Matthews announced the news of her being COVID-19 positive on her Instagram stories where she also shared that she has been in isolation for a week now.“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. Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions," she wrote.
She added, “I really would love to help in any way I can. Again, let’s please be mindful of our decisions—now is the time to be smart and responsible. Let’s take care of one another!!”
It was the news of Canada's first lady, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau being tested positive for the COVID-19 virus that actually raised the alarm bells flaring across the world as people realised that no one was safe from this pandemic. The news was confirmed by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's office last week. The office further shared in an official statement that “She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild."
Breaking: Kevin Durant is among four Nets players who tested positive for the coronavirus.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 17, 2020
Durant confirmed the positive test to The Athletic and said he is feeling fine. pic.twitter.com/avwQ10zJEY
As per the latest reports, basketball player Kevin Durant has also been tested positive for coronavirus along with three other Nets players.
Take this as a reality check, just in case you have been committing the fallacy of assuming that you are safe and all the buzz around a mere hoax. It's real and it's time you take it seriously!
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