The Coronavirus has not spared celebrities as famous and prominent people continue to test positive.
Iran’s first Vice President, Eshaq Jahangiri, 63, is among the 24 Iranian officials and lawmakers to be infected with the virus, according to Fars News Agency.
Iran announced its highest single-day death. At least seven officials and lawmakers, including an advisor to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have died from the virus.
Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta also tested positive for the coronavirus, and players and club staff who came in contact with Arteta have been ordered to self-isolate.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife to Canadian Prime Minister has also tested positive. Celebrity couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have too tested positive. The couple announced on Wednesday through a joint statement on Hank’s Twitter handle.
“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.”
Utah Jazz centre player Rudy Gobert (27) has also tested positive, stunning fans and players. This has prompted the National Basketball Association (NBA) to suspend its season.
“I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis … mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment,” Gobert wrote.
He added: “I would like to publicly apologise to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was infected.”
It is not only Gobert in NBA who has tested positive. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had the disease.
Brazilian president’s Communications Director Fabio Wajngarten is also another public official infected with coronavirus.
On the football pitch, Italian club Juventus announced that defender Daniele Rugani had also tested positive. Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini announced that he had Covid-19.
“I have received many messages. I still want to reassure you that I am fine, so do not worry,” Gabbiadini, wrote on Twitter.
At the same time, Philip Jansen, CEO of BT, Britain’s biggest telecom group, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.