It’s official: America’s dad has become the first celebrity to receive a positive coronavirus diagnosis. Tom Hanks posted on Instagram that he and his wife Rita Wilson, who are in Australia while he films a movie, have both tested positive. On March 16, actor Idris Elba announced on Twitter that he tested positive for the virus, too.
They are not the only famous people to have been touched by COVID-19, however. Soccer star Daniele Rugani has also tested positive. The first recorded case of the virus in humans was in Wuhan, China, in November or December 2019.
Don’t panic just yet - Hanks insists he and Wilson are doing just fine, and are following all recommended protocols. Time will tell if any other beloved stars are affected by this virus. For now, wash your hands, avoid large public gatherings, and check back to see if any of your favorite celebrities have landed on the list.
Buckingham Palace announced on March 25, 2020, that the Prince of Wales had tested positive. Prince Charles, who is 71, is said to be displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health." A spokesperson said his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, did not test positive.
They are now self-isolating at the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Prince Charles saw the Queen last on March 12, 2020, but representatives said she is "in good health."
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958.Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child, as well as the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, London, England
Republican US Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced on March 22, 2020, that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Paul is the first known US senator to test positive.
According to a tweet from his official account, Rand "is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person."
Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011, alongside Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He is the son of former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas who was a presidential candidate in 1988, 2008 and 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and established his own clinic in December 2007. In 2010, Paul entered politics by running for a seat in the United States Senate. A Republican, Paul has described himself as a ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen revealed on Instagram on March 20, 2020, that he tested positive. Initially, Cohen had planned to host his talk show from his apartment, but he has since put those plans on hold.
"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive... As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves," his caption read.
Andrew Joseph Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer. He is the host and executive producer of the Bravo's late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Cohen also has a pop culture channel on SiriusXM Radio named Radio Andy. He hosts a two-hour live show with co-host John Hill twice a week. Cohen served as Bravo's Executive Vice President of Development and Talent until 2013. He was responsible for creating original content, developing innovative formats, and identifying new talent. Cohen also served as Executive Producer on Emmy and James Beard award–winning reality cooking competition television show, Top Chef. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
On March 16, 2020, Idris Elba announced via Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19. He said, "I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus."
Elba told fans that "now is the time for solidarity, now is the time for thinking about each other," asking us to wash our hands and keep our distance.
Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom