There are numerous famous people affected by Coronavirus in recent days. What is Coronavirus? How does it emerge? These questions are still there to find answers. A virus popped up in China which is infectious and making people die. Moreover, it is spreading everywhere in the world. Also, it is forcing to block the cities and a complete lockdown in various countries. Further, there is no travelling, no traffic and Corona has isolated the World. The world which used to be a global village is no more enjoying such status. Several countries have suspended their flight operations also.
However, it looks like a Hollywood fiction movie. But on a very sad note, this is no longer a movie script. It is a very sad hour for the world. Ultimately, even a single virus can shut down an entire system.
Coronavirus which has an official name as COVID-19 causes illness similar to Pneumonia. Moreover, the person who suffers from corona also suffers from fever, coughing and sneezing. It has spread to at least 162 countries and killed more than 7,000 people worldwide. Thus the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. Initially, on 31 December 2019, China alerted WHO for several cases of unusual pneumonia in Wuhan.
Wuhan is a port city in the central Hubei province with 11 million people. But the virus was an unknown thing they have come across. Therefore, health experts worked to identify the virus and as a result, they named it Corona. The situation became alarming when the number of infections exceeded 40. On January 7, officials announced they identified a new virus, belonging to the coronavirus family. Moreover, it includes SARS and the common cold. The possibility that this virus is a recurrence SARS that rose in China and killed more than 770 people in 2002-2003.
On January 11, 2020, China told its first death because of the virus. And then there came a series. On January 13 and 16, Thailand and Japan reported their first cases. However, they also intimated that both people visited Wuhan. So, it started to spread among the people through the air. US health authorities also announced on January 17 that there will be screening on the airports. Especially of those passengers arriving from Wuhan after the news of deaths.
Meanwhile in China virus spread outside the Hubei province. It captured the capital city Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Asian countries also started taking measures for the blockage of spreading the virus. Thus for the purpose, they introduced mandatory screenings at airports. They especially emphasized on all arrivals from high-risk areas of China. Many European countries set check-ups on flights from Wuhan to their airports. Also, China placed Wuhan under effective quarantine. Also, they suspended the air and rail departures. But the virus outbroke in the whole of China and many other countries. The WHO declared coronavirus a global emergency on January 30. Because the death toll in China jumped to 170.
Moreover, Corona is spreading rapidly worldwide and is leaving a very severe impact. The economy of the entire world is affecting very badly. Moreover, the virus has forced to crash the major stock markets in the world. Therefore, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11. The global death toll has now surpassed 7,000 and countless cases. Now the pandemic has become so widespread even famous faces are vulnerable to COVID-19.
Here is the list of some famous people affected by a coronavirus. The list includes politicians, sports stars and celebrities.
1. Nicola Zingaretti
Nicola, born on 11 October 1965, is a famous Italian politician. Also, he has served as President of Lazio since 2013 and Secretary of the Democratic Party since 2019. He is also among the famous people who have suffered from coronavirus.
Nichola who married Cristina Berliri was the most prominent youth leader in the era of the 1990s. Also, he served as National Secretary of the Left Youth. The Youth-wing of the Democratic Party of the Left and as President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. Nicola became a Member of the European Parliament for the centre-left coalition The Olive Tree in 2004. Zingaretti served as President of the Province of Rome from 2008 to 2013. After completing his first term as President of Lazio he re-elected for the position. As a social democrat, Zingaretti is the most prominent leader of the party.
Nicola Zingaretti is the first among the famous people affected by coronavirus. The leader of the co-ruling Democratic part, in his post on Facebook, said,
So, it has arrived. I also have coronavirus and I am fine. therefore, I am in quarantine at home. From here, I’ll continue to do what I can do. My family is also following the protocols, and ASL (the local health authority) is contacting people who have worked closely (with me) in recent days to carry out checks. I have always said ‘don’t panic’ and that we will fight this.
2. Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum James Hudson-Odoi born on 7 November 2000 Wandsworth. He is an English professional soccer player. Moreover, he is a member of the England national team as well as Premier League club, Chelsea, as a winger. In 2017, when Chelsea’s academy won the U18 Premier League, Odoi was part of that winning squad. They also won the FA Youth Cup. In January 2018, he gave his senior debut for the club by the superb performances. Callum made twenty appearances for the club. Odoi became the youngest player to debut in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic.
Moreover, he is another addition to the list of famous people affected by coronavirus. Odoi became the first Premier League soccer player to test positive for COVID-19 on 13 March 2020. After Hudson-Odoi’s positive test the other team has isolated. Moreover, the official said that all staff have self-isolated as precautions. In a video posted on social media, he said,
I had the virus for the last couple of days. Which I have recovered from. I’m following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week. I hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon. Take care.
3. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Sophie Gregoire is also famous as Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She is another prominent addition to the list of famous people affected by coronavirus. The 45 years old Sophie was the only child of her parents. Moreover, her father Jean Gregoire was a stockbroker. While her mother Estelle Blais was a Franco-Ontarian nurse. Her family lived in Sainte-Adele but when she turned four they relocated to Montreal. However, she raised in Montreal’s Mount Royal suburb. There she was the class fellow and childhood friend of Michel Trudeau. Michel was the youngest son of prime minister Pierre Trudeau and brother of Gregoir’s future husband, Justin Trudeau.
Moreover, she married Justin in 2005 and has, three children. Sophie used to be a good student and made friends easily. Also, she is a lover of sports and outdoor games. She stated her childhood as a happy one. Later, she appeared as a television host. In addition, she is active in public speaking to create awareness, especially on the women’s and children’s issues. Sophie came back to Canada after travelling to London with flu-like-symptoms. She was in London for an address at a WE Day event at Wembley. Julia Gillard and pop sensation Leona Lewis were also there to speak to an audience of 13,000 young people. Trudeau’s office says Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for the coronavirus.
As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors. he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days. Trudeau’s office said. his wife’s symptoms are mild and she is feeling well.
4. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, an American actor, and filmmaker is famous for his dramatic and comedic roles. Tom is an American cultural icon as he enjoys a massive fan following worldwide. Moreover, his films have grossed more than $15 billion worldwide. Thus it makes him the fifth-highest-grossing actor in North America. However, coronavirus has not speared him as well.
Tom, born on 9 July 1956, married Rita Wilson in 1988. She is also an American actress, singer, songwriter, and producer. Margarita Ibrahimoff is famous as Rita Wilson. She has worked and produced many films like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Also, she appeared on the television screens for the series The Good Wife and Girls. Wilson has also performed in Broadway. Moreover, she has released her album as a singer and songwriter. Her list includes AM/FM, Rita Wilson, Bigger Picture, and Halfway to home. She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2019.
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, both 63 years old are the first celebrities to announce publicly with the diagnosis. Thus, they marked themselves on the list of famous people affected by coronavirus. The duo was in Australia when their tests came positive with the virus. Tom took to social media to announce this sad news with his fans. In his tweet he said,
Hello folks. Rita and I want to thank everyone here. Down here who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation. Therefore, we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this situation. We should follow the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other. No? Remember! despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball.
5. Daniele Rugani
On March 11, 2020, the Italian soccer club announced that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus. Rugani is the first one in Italy’s top football division to test positive. But his club Juventus feared as 25 year- old has no symptoms. After this news, UEFA cancelled the match between Juventus and Lyon.
Daniele, born on 29 July 1994 in Lucca, is an Italian professional soccer player. He plays for the national team as well as for Serie A club Juventus. Rugani began his career in 2013 with Empoli in Serie B. And he immediately helped the club to achieve Serie A promotion. He earned the title of 2014 Serie B Footballer of the Year. In the following season because of his defensive performances won him the 2015 Serie A team of the year.
However, he transferred to Juventus and he immediately won the Serie A title. Rugani represented the Italy U21 team at UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2015 and 2017. In 2016, he made his senior debut for Italy. Rugani is the physically strong, defensive and offensive infield. Rugani’s passion and aggression towards the game makes him the most promising young Italian players of his generation. Moreover, Don Bolan named him one of the best players in the world born after 1994.
6. Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert Bourgarel, born on 26th June 1992, in Saint-Quentin, is a French professional basketball player. The star player has also suffered from coronavirus. Moreover, his father Rudy Bourgarel was also a former Guadeloupian professional basketball player. In the 1980s, he played for the French national team. Gobert raised in his native town. In 2003, he started playing for the JSC St-Quentin club. Later he joined Saint-Quentin BB club. Before his diagnosis, he faced criticism for a childish act. He, in a press conference, touched the microphones carelessly. Later, Rudy apologizes by saying.
I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis. Mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. He wrote. The first and most important thing is I like to publicly apologize. From people, I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected.
Rudy, who started his playing career in 2010 has fetched many great performances. He represents the French national team in international competitions. Rudy’s height is 7 ft 1 and with this height, he stands at the centre position. Also, he played for Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association. In the 2016-17 season, Rudy was the NBA blocks leader. He won NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2018 and 2019. Rudy is one of the top ten players in NBA history who have won this award twice.
7. Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta Amatriain, born on 26 March 1982, is a Spanish former professional footballer and coach. He is currently the head coach of the Arsenal club at the Premier League. Moreover, Arteta played as an attacking and defensive midfielder and operated as a playmaker. Also, he played as a youth player at Barcelona. But unfortunately never appeared for the first team. In 2001, Mikel made his senior debut as a loanee in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-German. In 2002, he signed for the Scottish club Rangers. As a result, he won the domestic double of the Premier League and League Cup in the following season.
In 2005, he joined Everton on loan and then signed it permanently. In 2011 Mikel moved to Arsenal and won two FA Cups. Also, he remained captain of the club’s team from 2014 to 2016 till his retirement. Arteta is one of the best footballers Spain could ever have. However, he never appeared for the senior national team. In 2016, after his retirement, he joined Manchester City’s head coach Pep Guardiola as an assistant coach. He returned to Arsenal as a head coach.
Moreover, the Club has confirmed that the Spanish head coach diagnosed with coronavirus. Hence the entire Gunner’s first-team squad would be into self-isolation as a precaution. The club issued a statement quoting Arteta as saying.
This is really disappointing. but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I will get permission.
8. Evangelos Marinakis
Evangelos Marinakis is the owner of football clubs Olympiacos in Greece and Nottingham Forest in England. He is also among the list of famous people affected by Coronavirus. Basically he is a Greek shipowner and member of the Piraeus city council. Moreover, he born on 30 July 1967 in Piraeus, Greece. Marinakis is among the most well-known and Influential shipping people worldwide. Evangelos married to Athanasia Marinakis and has four children. In February 2020, Marinakis met a number of Arsenal’s players and staff in the Europa League. So, there were symptoms of corona in him. Later he tested positive.
After he diagnosed with coronavirus, Premier League postponed the match at Manchester City. Marinakis posted on social media about his illness. While the club confirming in a statement that Nottingham Forest owner had tested positive forCOVID-19.
Mr. Marinakis has diagnosed with coronovirus. after showing the first symptoms on his return to Greece yesterday afternoon. it said. During his short stay in Nottingham last week he did not show any symptoms of the virus.
9. Christian Marquise Wood
Christian Marquise Wood was born on September 27, 1995, in Long Beach, California. Wood is an American professional basketball player. In National Basketball Association, he represents Detroit Pistons now. He has also represented Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets. In addition, he represented Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans in NBA. Wood started his international career in 2015. Wood’s diagnoses revealed one week after he played against the Utah Jazz. He spent much of that night matched up with Rudy Gobert.
While Rudy was the first player with a positive test for the coronavirus. Neither the Wood nor the Pistons had confirmed the diagnosis publicly. A spoke person who spoke to The Associated Press has told that Wood is feeling fine.
10. Nadine Dorries
Nadine Vanessa Dorries is another prominent in the list of famous people affected by coronavirus. Dorries, born on 21 May 1957. in Liverpool, is a British politician. Moreover, she is an important member of the Conservative Party. Since 2019, she is serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Also, she is a member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire from 2005. However, initially, she started working as a trainee nurse. And later became a medical representative. Also, she worked as head at a school in Zambia.
After coming back to the UK, she founded a company Kids Ltd. The purpose of the company was to provide child day-care services for working parents. However, in 1998, she sold the company. Then she stepped in politics. As a result, in the 2005 general election, she secured a seat. She joined the House of Commons as MP for the safe Conservative seat of Mid Bedfordshire. Later in 2008, she won The Spectator magazine’s Readers’ Representative Award. Also, Dorries had got the vote as the best MP on twitter by the plotics.co.uk website in 2012.
However, she suffered from coronavirus. Ms Dorries wrote on Twitter.
But I didn’t start with the first symptoms (cough) until 10.45 am on Friday. It is pretty rubbish. but I hope I’m over worst of it now. More worried about my 84-year-old mum who is staying with me. and began with the cough today”.
11. Peter Dutton
Peter Dutton, the Australian minister for home affairs has tested positive fro Covid-19. On Friday, Peter confirmed that he has coronavirus. Therefore, he admitted to the hospital. Peter is responsible for the home affairs of the interior ministry. Moreover, he is enjoying this seat since 20 December 2017.
Dutton, born on 18th November 1970, is the MP for Dickson since 2001. Moreover, he also has remained minister for sports and health from 2013-2014. Later he served as minister for Immigration from 2014-17.
Moreover, when Dutton woke up with temperature and sore throat, he contacted the health department. In a statement, he said.
I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of Health. Subsequently, they tested me for COVID-19. Later in the afternoon, they said that the test returned has positive.
12. Salvatore Farina
Salvatore Farina, the Italian Army chief, is also among the list of famous people affected by Coronavirus. Moreover, 63 yeas old General has also served as commander of the Kosovo Force. Furthermore, he has commanded the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum. He joined the Italian Military Academy in 1976 and is Chief of staff since February 2018.
On 8th March 2020, he has tested positive for coronavirus. Therefore, he has quarantined himself for a specific period.
Coronavirus has become a Global Pandemic since its arrival. It has forced to lockdown almost half of the world. Moreover, it has affected the economy of the world very badly. Also, the irony is that there is yet no vaccine for it. It is spreading more and more and causes a lot of casualties. Therefore, adopt precautionary measures and keep yourself and others safe.
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