Here are the famous people who have tested positive for coronavirus illness; Tom Hanks update

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Here are well-known people — politicians, sports stars or celebrities — who have tested positive for the coronavirus.


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Tom Hanks, actor

Variety reports Tom Hanks, 63 years old, became the first celebrity, along with his wife,  to go public with the diagnosis.

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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, in 2019. 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, adding his wife’s symptoms are mild and she is feeling well. “The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”


Gregoire Trudeau had been exhibiting flu-like symptoms after recently returning from a speaking engagement in London, before testing for COVID-19. She spoke at the WE UK Day conference in London on March 4, according to the organization’s website.

His office said that because Trudeau has shown no symptoms, doctors say there are no risks to those who have been in contact with him.

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Rita Wilson, actress


Rita Wilson, Hanks’ wife and an actress, also tested positive. She is 63.

According to CNN:

The star couple’s diagnosis forced Australia’s Nine Network to enact what it called a “crisis response plan,” as Wilson had visited the channel’s morning talk show “Today Extra” for an appearance with hosts David Campbell and Belinda Russell on Monday. The show airs on CNN’s affiliated Nine Network.

Speaking on Radio 2GB to host Deborah Knight on Thursday, Campbell said he spent about half an hour with Wilson.


“She was delightful, it was really nice, she didn’t seem to have any symptoms of anything, she was very cautious,” he said. “She actually made a joke coming into the studio saying ‘we shouldn’t shake hands we should bump elbows.’ So we bumped elbows.”

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Rudy Gobert, NBA star

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the NBA to take the extraordinary step of suspending its season.


Before leaving a media session at shootaround in Salt Lake City on Monday in advance of a game against Detroit, Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Jazz were using.

“You know, there’s not much we can do right now,” Gobert said in that session when asked about how teams are dealing with the virus. And a minute or so later, before he ran out a side door, he touched all the recorders.

He said it was in jest. It isn’t so funny now.

“I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis … mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment,” Gobert wrote. “The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected.”

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Fabio Wajngarten, public official in Brazil

Communications Director Fabio Wajngarten, shown here in Brasilia, Brazil, attended weekend events with President Donald Trump in Florida. Wajgarten has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president. Trump does not plan to be tested or go into self-quarantine, the White House said Thursday, March 12, 2020.

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Francis Suarez, Miami Mayor

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, four days after the mayor attended a Miami event with a Brazilian government official who later tested positive for the virus. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Donovan Mitchell, NBA star

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had tested positive for the virus.

Mitchell’s positive test was not known until early Thursday, the first full day of the NBA’s hiatus. Jazz players, staff and some beat writers covering the team were tested Wednesday night in Oklahoma City, where Utah was to play the Thunder in a game that was called off moments before tipoff once word about Gobert’s positive test was received.

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Daniele Rugani, Italian national soccer team star

Italian soccer club Juventus announced on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for new coronavirus. Rugani, who is also an Italy international, is the first player in Italy’s top soccer division to test positive but Juventus stressed that the 25-year-old has no symptoms.

Juventus’ match against Lyon was canceled by UEFA after the news.  There was a second player also testing positive, announced on Thursday — Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

“I’ve already received so very many messages. But I still want to reassure you that I’m fine, so don’t worry,” Gabbiadini, who was in self-isolation, wrote on Twitter.

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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s head coach

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the club to close its training complex and put the entire first-team in self isolation.

Arsenal was due to play at Brighton on Saturday, with the Premier League pushing ahead with a full fixture list and stadiums with fans — unlike most other major European leagues.

However, Arsenal said the positive test means “it is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates.”

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’m allowed.”

Arsenal’s game at Manchester City was called off on Wednesday after players came into contact with a rival team owner who announced Tuesday that he had contracted COVID-19.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive.

“I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from,” Hudson-Odoi said in a video posted on social media. “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.”

UEFA said it was stopping next week’s games in all competitions, including the two remaining Champions League matches which had not been already called off — Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea and Barcelona vs. Napoli, both scheduled for Wednesday.

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Christian Wood, NBA forward

Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood, 24, (right) is the third known player in the NBA to have a positive test for the virus. Wood tangles with Philadelphia 76ers’ Al Horford (left) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Another NBA player has tested positive, according to published reports.

Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Saturday night.

Wood is feeling fine, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the Pistons nor Wood had confirmed the diagnosis publicly. Wood’s diagnosis was revealed one week after he played against the Utah Jazz — spending much of that night matched up with Rudy Gobert, who was the first NBA player known to test positive for the virus.