The coronavirus pandemic has not left anybody untouched — be it celebrities or plebeians like us, they are among the hundreds of thousands who have tested positive for the coronavirus as it has spread around the world. Many international Athletes and Politicians have tested positive for coronavirus. Here are all the Athletes and Politicians who have been infected with COVID-19.
Which Famous Politicians Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus?
The Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne tested positive for the coronavirus on March 25. The 71-year-old is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, said a spokesman for the Clarence House royal residence, adding that he was self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland. Prince Charles’s wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested but does not have the virus.
The Nigerian president’s chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on March 24. In his 70s, Kyari is an important figure in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The Republican from Kentucky is the first US senator to test positive for coronavirus.
Monaco’s Prince Albert II has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the principality said in a statement on Thursday, adding there were “no concerns for his health” and that the titular head of the Mediterranean enclave is continuing to work from his private apartments at the royal palace.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said in a tweet that he has tested positive for the virus.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque has tested positive for coronavirus – the second cabinet member to be infected.
Brazil’s national security adviser said on March 18 on his Twitter account that he has tested positive for coronavirus, though he did not have any symptoms. Heleno, 72, a retired army general and one of Bolsonaro’s closest aides, said he is currently under isolation at his home while waiting for a second test.
Israel’s ambassador to Germany has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement March 17. Issacharoff was reported to have contracted the virus following a meeting with a deputy from the Federal Assembly of Germany, whose name was not mentioned.
The 64-year-old politician, who has been campaigning to lead Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) at a congress planned for this year, said on Twitter on March 17 that he tested positive for coronavirus and was under self-isolation at home.
The head of Japan’s football association tested positive for the virus on March 17. Tashima is also deputy head of Japan’s Olympic Committee.
A minister in the UK’s health department was the first British politician to test positive on March 10.
The Australian home affairs minister is in isolation in hospital after contracting the virus.
The Iranian vice president is the country’s highest government official to be infected, which has also affected several senior officials in the country. Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s deputy health minister, is also stricken. Iran is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East.
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On March 12, the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip to the United Kingdom. Gregoire Trudeau said she planned to remain in isolation for the next two weeks, together with her husband. Her symptoms have been described as mild.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s wife tested positive, officials in his office said late on Saturday. While Begona Gomez tested positive, the health of both she and the prime minister was fine, the officials said. Spain said it would place the entire country under lockdown as the number of diagnosed cases exceeded 6,000.
The local leader of Spain’s Catalonia region said on March 16 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and that he was going into self-isolation in a government building.
The Catalan deputy head of government announced on March 15 that he had also tested positive for coronavirus.
The Spanish minister tested positive on March 15 and has been put in isolation along with her partner, Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias.
Earlier this week, the French minister of culture said he was staying at his home in Paris after contracting the virus. France has also imposed a partial lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19.
The mayor of the US city of Miami confirmed, on March 13, that he has contracted COVID-19.
The press secretary for Brazilian President Bolsonaro tested positive after he returned from a US trip where he met, among others, US President Trump, who later tested negative.
Poland’s environment minister has tested positive for coronavirus, he said in a tweet on March 16.
Burkina Faso’s minister of mines has tested positive.
Burkina Faso’s minister of education is confirmed to have COVID-19.
Burkina Faso’s interior minister has the new coronavirus.
Burkina Faso’s foreign minister tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on March 20.
The prime minister of the United Kingdom said on March 27 that he tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating.
Britain’s Health Secretary Matthew Hancock announced on March 27 he tested positive for the coronavirus. Hancock said he would be self-isolating and working from home.
Scottish Secretary and member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet has developed symptoms of COVID-19.
Nigeria’s Oyo State Governor has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Israel’s health minister and his wife tested positive for the novel coronavirus on April 1.
Which Famous Athletes Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus?
The 64-year-old New York Knicks owner has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the first known major professional sports owner in the US to have contracted COVID-19. Dolan also owns the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers and is executive chairman and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company.
On March 25, the Turkish Boxing Federation said national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifier in London. The statement said the federation was awaiting test results from two other athletes who showed symptoms.
The goalkeeper for Italian football team Atalanta tested positive for coronavirus on March 24.
On March 24, Collins, who played 13 National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons from 2001 to 2014 and spent seven-plus years with the Brooklyn Nets, said on Twitter he believes he caught coronavirus on March 4 when the Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.
An unidentified Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first known case in North America’s National Hockey League. The Senators said the player has mild symptoms and is in isolation, and that they were notifying anyone who had close contact with him.
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.
The Juventus and France midfielder has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Turin-based Serie A club said in a statement on March 17. Juventus said Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, was in self-isolation at home and not showing any symptoms.
Juventus player and Italian defender Rugani also tested positive.
On March 12, the 37-year-old Arsenal manager was the first in England’s football Premier League to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.
On the same day, the 19-year-old Chelsea winger also said he was infected.
The Italy-based Argentinian footballer announced his diagnosis on Friday. Italy is the worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic, with 10,000 people dead.
The NBA Utah Jazz basketball star triggered criticism after mockingly touching the microphones and voice recorders at a media event on March 9, three days before he was diagnosed.
Another NBA Utah Jazz player also announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day as Gobert.
The Detroit Pistons forward is “under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation” since testing positive, the NBA team said on March 15.
Four players on the NBA Brooklyn Nets basketball team tested positive for the coronavirus on March 17.
The Colombian cyclist confirmed on March 12 that he contracted coronavirus while racing during an event in the United Arab Emirates, and was admitted to a hospital in the Gulf nation.
Strakhov became the second cyclist at the UAE Tour to be diagnosed with the virus on the same day.
Five footballers from the Italian club have tested positive, along with the team’s doctor.
The Serbian striker for Fiorentina, another Serie A club, is also infected.
The Boston Celtics guard tested positive as the number of confirmed cases in the NBA continues to grow.
The Juventus and Argentina football forward had tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms.
The former Manchester United football player who currently plays for the Chinese Super League has COVID-19, he said on Instagram.
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