As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, celebrities and famous people aren’t immune to deadly diseases.
The disease has caused unprecedented disruption and has made its way into the worlds of sports and entertainment.
COVID-19 has infected thousands of people across the world, in turn locking down cities, closing schools and causing families to self-isolate in their homes.
The virus has spread to at least 164 countries and territories, with the worldwide death toll surpassing the 11,000 as at March 21, 2020.
Here are some of the noteworthy figures to have contracted the disease.
Idris Elba: The actor and musician said he has tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16 in a video posted on Twitter, and that although he had no symptoms so far he was isolating himself from others.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: The popular Hollywood couple announced on March 11 that they were infected by the coronavirus and were placed in quarantine in a Gold Coast hospital in Australia.
Mikel Arteta: On March 12, the 37-year-old Arsenal manager was the first in England’s football Premier League to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: On the same day, the 19-year-old Chelsea winger also said he was infected.
Linda Lusardi: The actress and former model said she had “never felt this ill” after contracting the virus.
She posted on Twitter: “I want to thank you all for your good wishes. Sam and I have had COVID-19 symptoms and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time, that’s all we can do.
Olga Kurylenko: This actress, famous for appearing in the James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’, shared on Instagram that she tested positive for coronavirus. She posted that her main symptoms were fever and fatigue and that she was “locked up at home.”
Kristofer Hivju : Kristofer Hivju, who is known for his roles on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and in “The Fate of the Furious,” tested positive for the novel coronavirus and announced the news on Instagram on Monday.
The 41-year-old Norwegian actor said that he and his family would be self-isolating for “as long as it takes.”
Charlotte Lawrence:Singer Charlotte Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19, which she confirmed in an Instagram post on Tuesday evening.
“I am going to be completely fine. But many who get it won’t be if too many people get sick too quickly,” the 19-year-old wrote, adding, “This is me pleading for you all to protect those less able to survive the virus.”
Deportivo Alaves: The Spanish football club confirmed a total of 15 positive coronavirus cases, including three players from the first team squad and seven members of the coaching staff. None of those affected have displayed any symptoms, the La Liga side said in a statement on March 18.
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