Covid-19 Infected Public Figures

Regional News • Asia • India
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests positive for Coronavirus
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests positive for Coronavirus
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Bihar deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said he has tested positive for Coronavirus.

He tweeted: "Tested positive for CORONA. All parameters perfectly normal. Started with mild temp. No temp. for last 2 days. Admitted to AIIMS Patna for better monitoring. CT scan of lungs normal. Will be back soon for campaigning."

Regional News • Europe
Belgium: Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès in intensive care with Coronavirus
Sophie Wilmès, current Foreign Minister and former PM of Belgium
Sophie Wilmès, current Foreign Minister and former PM of Belgium Credit: Thomasdaems89 / via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Sophie Wilmès has been admitted to intensive care on Wednesday evening following a Coronavirus infection. Her spokeswoman said she is conscious, stable and able to communicate.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
The Brazilian Health Minister, Eduardo Pazuello, tested positive for Covid-19
Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello
Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello Credit: Erasmo Salomão/MS (Public Domain)

The Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Pazuello becomes the 12th member of Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet to be infected with the new coronavirus.

Regional News • Europe • Germany
The German Health Minister Jens Spahn tested positive for Covid-19
Jens Spahn
Jens Spahn Credit: Olaf Kosinsky (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 DE)

Jens Spahn, the German Health Minister, tested positive for Covid-19 and has gone into immediate isolation.

The healthy ministry confirmed all those in close contact with Spahn had been informed.

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet, that have met Spahn earlier on Wednesday, will not be self-isolating.

According to a government spokesperson: "The Federal Cabinet meets in compliance with hygiene and distance rules, which aim to ensure that even if a person who later tests positive were to participate, quarantining of other or even all participants would not be necessary."

Regional News • Europe
Two foreign ministers test positive for Covid-19 after EU meeting in Luxembourg
Sophie Wilmes post on Twitter announcing the test result
Sophie Wilmes post on Twitter announcing the test result Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Alexander Schallenberg and Sophie Wilmes, foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium, have tested positive for coronavirus after attending a meeting in Luxembourg earlier this week. Both announced their test results, separately, on Saturday.

Wilmes announced her positive test in a post on Twitter: "My COVID test result is positive. Contamination probably occurred within my family circle given the precautions taken outside my home."

A spokeswoman for Austria’s Foreign Ministry stated: "It is suspected that Schallenberg might have been infected at the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Monday."

Regional News • Americas • United States
Barron Trump tested positive for Covid-19 along with President and First Lady but had no symptoms
Barron Trump tested positive for Covid-19 along with President and First Lady but had no symptoms
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Barron Trump tested positive for coronavirus during the time President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were sick. The White House initially said he had tested negative after both of his parents tested positive earlier this month.

The first lady said in a statement Wednesday that subsequent testing showed Barron had also come down with Covid-19 but had no symptoms.

Sports • Soccer
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19
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The Portuguese soccer player for Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19.

Health
Cavani revealed that he had coronavirus and asked Tabárez not to be called to the Uruguayan National Team
Cavani revealed that he had coronavirus and asked Tabárez not to be called to the Uruguayan National Team
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Soccer star Edinson Cavani revealed he contracted Covid-19 weeks ago, after spending a few days on vacation in Spain. After a dinner with former PSG colleagues, his girlfriend began to feel the symptoms.

He also said he told Óscar Tabárez, Uruguayan national team coach, that he was not fit to play in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Regional News • Americas • United States
White House aide Stephen Miller tests positive for Covid-19

White House aide Stephen Miller confirmed Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been self-isolating for the past five days.

"Over the last 5 days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine," so Miller in a statement.

His wife Katie Miller, who is Vice President Pence's communications director, has tested negative on Tuesday morning. Mrs Miller had Covid-19 several months ago.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Trump has left Walter Reed Hospital, enters White House without a mask, urges people not to be afraid of Covid-19
Trump has left Walter Reed Hospital, enters White House without a mask, urges people not to be afraid of Covid-19
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President Donald Trump has left the Walter Reed Hospital after a three-day stay of receiving Covid-19 treatment. He arrived at the White House at 7 pm local time, removed his mask to pose for a photo op despite being close to staff members and then can be seen entering the White House without a mask.

"Don't let it dominate you. Don't be afraid of it. You're gonna beat it. We have the best medical equipment. We have the best medicines, all developed recently," the President said in a video. "Nobody that's a leader would not do what I did. And I know there’s a risk, there’s a danger, but that’s OK. And now I’m better and maybe I'm immune – I don't know! But don’t let it dominate your lives. Get out there. Be careful."

Regional News • Americas • United States
Two deputies to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany test positive for Covid-19

Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt, two deputies to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, have tested positive for Covid-19, according to two sources of CNN. Gilmartin tested positive in the past 24 hours, while Leavitt did so a few days ago.

Regional News • Europe • European Union
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in quarantine
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in quarantine
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EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has gone into quarantine following contact last Tuesday with a person who later tested positive, according to the Commission.

Von der Leyen was tested on Thursday with negative results, but had herself tested again on Monday. Von der Leyen had attended the summit of EU heads of state and government on Thursday and Friday.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Greg Laurie, pastor who attended White House Rose Garden event, tests positive for Covid-19

Greg Laurie, a pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California who attended last week's White House Rose Garden Event for Amy Coney Barrett, has tested positive for Covid-19. Laurie told CNB News that he learned of his infection over the weekend and that he was doing well.

Last week, Laurie also attended large prayer rally events in Washington, D.C. with Franklin Graham and Vice President Mike Pence.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Donald Trump announces that he will leave hospital today
Donald Trump announces that he will leave hospital today
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United States President Donald Trump has announced on his Twitter account that he will leave the Walter Reed Medical Center at 6:30 PM on Monday after being treated for multiple days due to a Covid-19 infection.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for Covid-19
Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for Covid-19
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for Covid-19. In her statement, McEnany said she tested positive on Monday and is not experiencing symptoms.

"After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms. No reporters, producers or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit. Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks' diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday," McEnany wrote in a statement published on Twitter.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Trump's personal assistant tests positive for Covid-19

Nicholas Luna, a personal assistant to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for Covid-19. Luna serves as one of Trump's "body men", who is a personal aide to the President and accompanies him at all times.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Fashion
The Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada has died after contracting Covid-19
Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada Credit: michell zappa (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, creator of the clothing and perfume brand "Kenzo", died Sunday, aged 81, a victim of the Covid-19. The information was announced by his spokesman.

First Japanese stylist to be successful in Paris, where he developed his entire career and made his name famous, he died at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Kenzo was famous not only for his clothes but went on to create a global brand of perfume and skin products. At the time of his death, he was acting honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin third GOP senator to test positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours
Senator Ron Johnson
Senator Ron Johnson Credit: Office of Senator Ron Johnson (Public Domain)

Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the third senator who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. On Friday, Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina both tested positive for Covid-19 after having attended the White House event on Saturday.

"Senator Johnson was exposed to someone who tested positive for covid-19 on Sept. 14. He stayed in quarantine for 14 days without developing symptoms and tested negative twice during that time. He returned to Washington on Sept. 29 and shortly after was exposed to an individual who has since tested positive. After learning of this exposure, the senator was tested yesterday afternoon. This test came back positive," so his spokesman Ben Voelkel.

Johnson "feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms" and will self-quarantine.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Retired Governor Chris Christie has tested positive for Covid-19
Retired Governor Chris Christie has tested positive for Covid-19
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The former Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018 and republican politician Chris Christie has announced on his Twitter account that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

He stated that he "will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition".

Regional News • Americas • United States
Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien tests positive for Covid-19

President Donald Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien has tested positive for Covid-19, a senior campaign official said. He is experiencing "mild flu-like symptoms" and plans to self-quarantine until he recovers.