Politicians, athletes and show people have joined people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, which was recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
One of the last reported cases is that of Sophie Gregoire, Canadian prime minister wife, Justin Trudeau, who developed coronavirus-like symptoms.
In the face of this, Trudeau announced that he would work from home as a precautionary measure.
According to Trudeau’s cabinet, Sophie Gregoire developed the symptoms after returning from a trip to London and «is being examined by COVID-19».
«While he has no symptoms, the prime minister chose to work from home in self-isolation by (…) caution until the results (of your wife) are known,» reads in a statement.
More than 100 people are reported infected and one dead in Canada since December to date.
Bolsonaro and Trump?
Fábio Wajngarten, head of communication for the presidency in Brazil, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.
Wajngarten is an official close to President Jair Bolsonaro, but what has caught the attention of his case most is that he came up positive after an official trip to the United States, where he was in a meeting with Donald Trump.
According to official information, Wajngarten accompanied Bolsonaro on a trip to Miami between Saturday and Tuesday, during which the two representatives met.
After the meetings, Wajngarten posted a photo on his Instagram account next to Trump
The Presidency of Brazil reported in a statement that «all necessary preventive measures were taken to preserve the health of the President and all the entourage that accompanied him on a recent official trip to the United States».
They did not detail whether Bolsonaro was tested for coronavirus to rule out contagion. Some international media confirmed that the Brazilian president was tested and tested positive, but there is still nothing official.
The Brazilian government warned US authorities to take the necessary precautionary measures, but President Donald Trump said he was not concerned and minimized his contact with Wajngarten.
Wajngarten is already in house quarantine and under appropriate treatment.
Brazil has 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, without any death, and 930 suspected cases.
Spain cabinet alert
The members of the Spanish Executive were tested on Thursday after a Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, tested positive for coronavirus.
The kings Philip and Letizia also took the test after coinciding with Montero in an act in days past, afp pointed out the Royal Household, which will report the results in the coming hours.
«I am feeling good» and «I will stay at home with my family and develop my work by telematic means until the health authorities indicate it,» Montero tweeted.
His partner, the second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, remains «quarantined,» as the Spanish government reported in a statement.
Spain is one of the countries most affected in Europe by the virus, along with Italy, France and Germany, had 2,968 cases and 84 deaths, according to the latest balance sheet of the Ministry of Health.
In addition to the multiple sporting events cancelled, postponed or held behind closed doors in recent hours, several athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus.
One of the most well-sounded cases was that of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani who tested positive after being on the bench during the match against Inter Milan.
This caused players from both teams (Juventus and Inter Milan) to be quarantined.
On his Twitter account, the Italian footballer said he felt good and invited everyone to respect government recommendations to prevent further contagion.
Avrete letto la notizia e per questo ci tengo a tranquillizzare tutti coloro che si stanno preoccupando per me, sto bene.
I invite tutti to rispettare le regole, perché questo virus non fa distinzioni! Facciamolo per noi stessi, per i nostri cari e per chi ci circonda.#grazie pic.twitter.com/1QqewIKjie
— Daniele Rugani (@DanieleRugani) March 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the striker and teammate in the Juve of Rugani, Cristiano Ronaldo, decided to make his own quarantine on the island of Madeira, Portugal.
In the last few hours Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini also tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the second infected player in Serie A.
Other sports achieved by coronavirus are motorsport and basketball.
In Spain a case of a Real Madrid basketball player was detected, causing the quarantine of the team, as well as the football squad, as they use the same infrastructures to train.
In the United States, the NBA suspended Wednesday «new order» its regular league, following the announcement of the first case, Frenchman Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz
Now there are doubts about how to finish the regular league, which normally lasted until April 15, before the start of the play-offs.
In Formula One the season launch is scheduled for this weekend in Melbourne, but the McLaren team has already retired after a member of his team tested positive.
Tom Hanks in Australia
American actor Tom Hanks announced on Wednesday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus, as did his wife, Rita Wilson, with whom he currently travels in Australia.
Hanks, 63, said he and Wilson fell with a fever while in Australia, where the two-time Oscar winner is about to shoot a new film about Elvis Presley’s life.
«To be clear, as is currently recommended, we took the coronavirus test and it turned out to be positive,» Hanks wrote on social media. «We feel a little tired, like we have a cold and pains.»
«We Hanks will be examined, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety required.»
Hanks is the first major Hollywood star to publicly declare to have been affected by the pandemic.
The star of films such as «Forrest Gump», «Shipwreck» and «Philadelphia» is 63 years old and suffers from type 2 diabetes, considered a risk factor for those suffering from the virus.
«We will keep the world informed and up-to-date,» he added, along with a photo of a surgical glove placed inside a biohazard-warning trash bag.
More than 130 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Australia and three people have died from the disease.
Elvis Presley’s film, directed by Baz Luhrmann, features Hanks as the singer’s legendary manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The Warner Bros. film was in pre-production on the Gold Coast when Hanks was diagnosed, and was discontinued for now as the situation unfolds.
With Information from AFP.
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