Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, a James Bond actress, several athletes, and more: Get well soon.

Fame can afford a person a lot of privileges, but immunity to the coronavirus COVID-19 is not one of them. As some celebrities misguidedly don hazmat suits and face masks to protect themselves, others have begun wisely self-isolating as a preventative measure. And perhaps more important, several are using their platforms to urge everyone to stay informed and take this pandemic seriously.

But because no one is immune, several celebrities, athletes, politicians, and other public figures have been diagnosed. As the pandemic continues, we will keep this list updated. In the meantime, there’s no time like the present for a refresher course in how to protect yourself.

Celebrities and Family members

Politicians and Spouses

  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT)
  • U.K. health minister Nadine Dorries
  • Miami Mayor Francis Suarez
  • Spanish Minister of Equality Irene Montero
  • French Minister of Culture Franck Riester
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
  • Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri
  • Catalan regional leader Quim Torra
  • Catalan deputy head of government Pere Aragonés
  • Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s wife, Begoña Gómez
  • Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton
  • Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar
  • Iranian Parliament members Mojtaba Zolnour and Mahmoud Sadeghi
  • Iranian deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi
  • Morteza Rahmanzadeh, mayor of Tehran’s 13th district
  • Mohamad Reza Ghadir, Iranianhead of coronavirus management in Qom
  • Iranian diplomat Hadi Khosroshahi, as well as Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi both died after testing positive
  • Fabio Wajngarten, the Brazilian president’s press secretary

Athletes and sports figures

Other public Figures

This post has been updated.


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