The coronavirus has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the world, in turn locking down cities, closing schools and causing families to self-isolate in their homes.
Thousands of people have died after testing positive for COVID-19 across the world. The deadly virus has also affected various celebrities worldwide who have quarintined themselves to prevent the spread of the disease.
Here we take a look at some of the note worthy celebs who have contracted the disease reportedly.
Popular Bollywood singer, best known for her songs Baby Doll and Chittiyan Kalaiyan, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Lucknow. She had travelled from London to Lucknow last week. She has been admitted to King George’s Medical University hospital in Dubai.
The British actor confirmed he had contracted COVID-19 on Twitter on Tuesday 17 March.
The actor said he felt fine and had no symptoms, but had been isolated since he found out that he may have been exposed to the virus.
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson also tested positive for the coronavirus. The couple was initially hospitalised for a good five days but now they have left the hospital.
The pair are now resting at a rented home in Australia and remain under quarantine in the house, the U.S. magazine’s report said, citing a representative of the actor.
Games of Thrones star Hivju, who played the wildling warrior Tormund Giantsbane, self-isolated with his family after contracting the illness.
Another Game of Thrones actor Indira Varma has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Varma, who played the role of Ellaria Sand in the iconic HBO series, tested positive two days after her costar Kristofer Hivju also said that he tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.
Daniel Dae Kim
On March 19, actor Daniel Dae Kim announced he tested positive for coronavirus, posting a video on Instagram to share the news. Prior to his diagnosis, Kim was in New York on the set of NBC’s series New Amsterdam.
Production of the show has since been postponed. Kim addressed his followers from his home in Hawaii. “Today, even though I’m not 100 percent, I’m pretty close,” he said.
Itziar Ituño, one of the key cast members of Netflix’s Money Heist, announced she tested positive for coronavirus in an Instagram post. The Spanish actress plays Inspector Raquel Murillo on the popular Netflix show.