MOST Famous Celebrities who have Coronavirus
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, making him the first elected leader of a major nation to be diagnosed with COVID-19. But he insisted Friday that he is working from home and remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak.
Johnson, 55, said he was tested Thursday on the advice of the chief medical officer after showing mild symptoms.
Johnson is the highest-profile political leader to have contracted the virus, which has infected more than 500,000 people around the world.
Johnson’s news follows the revelation Wednesday that Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, also has tested positive. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland.—Julie Hanson
Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.
The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said.
His wife Camilla, 72, has tested negative.
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,’’ Clarence House said. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.’’
Britain’s Press Association, citing a source, said the prince and the duchess remained in good spirits, and that Charles was not bedridden.
The tests were carried out by the National Health Service in Scotland.—Associated Press
Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo has coronavirus
The 79-year-old Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo says he has become infected with the coronavirus.
The tenor announced the diagnosis on Facebook. Domingo says he and his family are in self-isolation and that he is feeling well despite having fever and a cough.