The pandemic disease, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the lives of thousands of people since its outbreak from Wuhan, China. In particular, the pandemic disease started from China in Jan 2020 and it is widely spreading all over the world including countries like Italy, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Iran and many more.
Although there are almost 126,380 cases (March 12, 2020) all over the world, in today’s topic we are carrying out research about the celebrities who are infected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Most recently, the NBA player, Rudy Gobert was reported having a positive result of the disease. As a result, the NBA called-off their on-going season. Additionally, there are other celebrities such as Daniel Rugani, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Daniel Radcliffe, Nadine Dorries who tests positive.
Let’s find out about how these celebrities got infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As per the reports of March 11, 2020, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, the couple was in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. The Warner Bros was informed that the members from the crew are infected from the virus and that the person was receiving treatment.
Concerning the incident, the studio released the statement saying:
“We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual.“
Immediately, Hanks took no time the respond, releasing a statement saying:
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in 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.“
“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. 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?“
Adding to that, he concluded saying:
“We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!” – Tom Hanks.“
The NBA player Rudy Gobert is also among the famous celebrities who are reported to have a positive result for Coronavirus. As a result, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s match of 11th March 2020 was postponed before tipoff after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the player wasn’t inside the arena as the test result was reported shortly before tipoff.
The Utah Jazz released the statement saying the player: “tested negative for influenza, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. The individual’s symptoms diminished over the course of [Wednesday] , however, in a precautionary measure, and in consultation and cooperation with NBA medical staff and Oklahoma health officials, the decision was made to test for COVID-19.“
In addition to that, the players of the teams who have faced within the past 10 days are being told to self-quarantine. Furthermore, Within that time frame, Utah Jazz has played with the teams Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has postponed all the remaining matches of the 2019-2020 season. In particular, the NBA released the statement on its official website, writing:
“The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena. The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.“
Mr. Marinakis, Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner have announced that he has contracted Coronavirus. As soon as he was tested positive for COVID-19, there is a fear that Premier League and Championship clubs may have been exposed to Covid-19.
Releasing the news, Nottingham Forest released the statement saying:
“We confirm Evangelos Marinakis has tested positive for the coronavirus,” adding to this, they wrote, “He was diagnosed after showing the first symptoms on his return to Greece yesterday. During his short stay in Nottingham last week he did not show any symptoms of the virus. The club are seeking advice from medical professionals and the relevant governing bodies to ensure the correct measures are taken.“
Forest player was requested to take the test for Coronavirus as many of them were in contact with Marinakis after a home defeat to Millwall on 7th March 2020.
On the other hand, the Premier League Team, Wolves, is scheduled to play against Olympakios on 13th March 2020. Particularly, Marinakis also owns the club Olympakios. Although the match is scheduled to play behind close doors, the Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants the match to be called off.
Santo said: “If we have to go we will. But we don’t agree — we’re not happy to go.“
Likewise, in late February Marinakis also visited Emirates Stadium, as his team defeated Olympiakos defeated Arsenal in Europa League. For the precautionary measures, the next match of Arsenal against Manchester United was postponed.
Addressing the issue, The Arsenal Football club issued a statement as follows:
“Our home match with Olympiakos in the Europa League was played on Thursday, 27 February and none of our staff who came into contact with Mr. Marinakis on that matchday have reported any symptoms since.”
Adding to that, they continued: “We continue to follow strict protocols with regard to coronavirus. We’re following the government health guidelines and have additional procedures in place to protect our players and staff. This has included regular deep cleaning of areas used by players at Emirates Stadium and our training centre.“
Although it is surprising to know about the Health Minister to have a Coronavirus, Nadine Dorries has become the exception. Nadine has been self-isolating at home as per the suggestion of medical personnel. Likewise, Labour MP Rachael Maskell is also doing the same as she was in contact with Dorries.
As per the reports, Miss Dorries was tested positive for the virus on the same day when she attended the event organized by the prime minister. On the other hand, Dorries is among the 382 cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom. Until now, Six people with the virus have died in the UK.
Daniele Rugani, the Juventus star defender is also the victim of Coronavirus. Daniele Rugani’s diagnosis for the virus means a 14-day quarantine for him and his teammates. With this, the schedule for the football matches of Juventus would certainly be changed for precautionary measures.
Daniele Rugani is reported to the first famous athlete to get victimized by the Coronavirus in Italy. the statement was released by the Juventus football club, saying:
“The footballer, Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic. Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him.“
While Italy being one of the most affected countries, they have called-off all the domestic sports until April 3. Moreover, the entire country is in lockdown with travel between regions restricted, and commerce and daily life disrupted.
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