Covid-19 Infected Public Figures

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Andy Murray could miss Australian Open after positive Covid-19 test
Andy Murray could miss Australian Open after positive Covid-19 test
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Andy Murray has tested positive for coronavirus before his flight to Melbourne to complete in the Australian Open. Murray is in good health, isolating at home and still hopeful of travelling to Australia.

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Third member of US Congress tests positive for Covid-19 after Capitol lockdown
Brad Schneider
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A third member of Congress has tested positive for COVID-19 after the Capitol lockdown according to journalist Kyle Griffin. He quotes Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider: "I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers."

Lifestyle • Religion
Pope's personal physician dies of Covid-19 complications after already heaving cancer

Pope Francis' personal physician, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died as a result of an infection with the coronavirus. As reported by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the 78-year-old died after "complications" from a Covid 19 infection. Soccorsi had been admitted to Rome's Gemelli University Hospital on Christmas Day due to cancer.

The 84-year-old pontiff wants to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
Larry King hospitalized with Covid-19 – reports
Larry King in 2017
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American television host Larry King has been at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for over a week after being diagnosed with Covid-19, CNN, his employer for many years, reports. There is no news regarding his current state of health. King has Type 2 diabetes and previously underwent treatment for lung cancer.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil's vice president Hamilton Mourão tests positive for Covid-19
Brazil's vice president Hamilton Mourão tests positive for Covid-19
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After having had a fever and pain in the body and head, the Brazilian Vice-President Hamilton Mourão has tested positive for Covid-19, his office confirmed on Sunday.

Mourão will "remain in isolation at the official residence of Jaburu."

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Macron in video: "The virus can affect everyone"
Video still of Macron's video message
Video still of Macron's video message Credit: @EmmanuelMacron via Twitter

Emmanuel Macron published a video to Twitter where he talked about the state of his health.

"After experiencing first symptoms, I did the test and after being positive I immediately isolated myself as the health rules ask us to do," he explained and added that he had seen "seen many politicians, members of the government and international leaders also members of my close security or relatives and family members."

He continued: "I wanted to reassure you. I'm fine. I have the same symptoms as yesterday, that is to say fatigue, headaches, dry cough, like hundreds of thousands of you who have had to experience this virus or who are experiencing it today [...] There is normally no reason for it to progress badly but I am subject to medical surveillance and I will report it to you in a completely transparent manner."

Further saying: "Yesterday I was tested positive, which shows that the virus can really affect everyone, because I am very protected, I am very careful, I respect the barrier gestures, the distances I put on the mask, I put on hydroalcoholic gel and despite everything, I caught the virus."

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Mike Pompeo exposed to Covid-19, but "has been tested and is negative"
Mike Pompeo exposed to Covid-19, but "has been tested and is negative"
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that he had been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. Though he "has been tested and is negative", he will be in quarantine "in accordance with CDC guidelines" and will be "closely monitored by the Department's medical team," so a spokesperson of the State Department.

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Spanish and Portuguese PM go into self-isolation after having met with Macron earlier this week
Archive: Macron-Sánchez meeting after 2019 European election
Archive: Macron-Sánchez meeting after 2019 European election Credit: Ministry of the Presidency. Government of Spain / via Wikimedia Commons

After having lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced all of his official engagements were suspended and he would self-isolate until 24 December. "The prime minister will undergo an immediate diagnostic test to determine his situation and will then decide, based on the results, how to manage his agenda over the coming days," so a statement of Sánchez’s office.

António Costa, Portuguese prime minister, met with Macron at the Élysée Palace on Wednesday and is currently awaiting his Covid-19 results in self-isolation. "The prime minister decided to cancel the trip [to Sao Tome and Principe and Guinea Bissau], as well as any public agenda that implies his physical presence. He will keep all executive activities and work schedule, which will be carried out remotely," Costa's office said.

Regional News • Europe • France
French President Emmanuel Macron is Covid-19 positive
French President Emmanuel Macron is Covid-19 positive
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France's President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the coronavirus. As the Élysée Palace announced on Thursday, he had previously shown initial symptoms. Accordingly, Macron will isolate himself for seven days in accordance with current regulations. He will continue his work from home.

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Donald Trump says lawyer Rudy Giuliani tested positive for Covid-19
Rudy Giuliani
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The U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted earlier Sunday his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for Covid-19.

Mr Giuliani, who has been leading the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the 2020 election results, is the latest person in the president's inner circle to be infected.

Sports
Lewis Hamilton with Covid symptoms confirmed
Lewis Hamilton with Covid symptoms confirmed
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Following the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, where he tested negative each day, the driver woke up on Monday with mild symptoms of Covid-19 and tested positive for the coronavirus. Hamilton will now miss at least one of the few remaining Grand Prix of the year. A replacement driver for the next race is yet to be confirmed.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Leak exposes data from 16 million suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brazil
Leak exposes data from 16 million suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brazil
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A leak of a file containing access information to internal systems of the Brazilian Ministry of Health exposed data on 16 million people for almost a month.

The data includes taxpayers id and telephone numbers, address, medications and even a history of pre-existing diseases. It is noteworthy that, among the names on the leaked list, are President Jair Bolsonaro; the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello; the governor of the state of São Paulo, João Dória; the Mayor, Rodrigo Maia; and the president of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre. They have all been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Sports • Soccer
20 members of the Uruguayan national team tested positive for Covid-19 one week after facing Brazil for World Cup Qualifiers
20 members of the Uruguayan national team tested positive for Covid-19 one week after facing Brazil for World Cup Qualifiers
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A new round of tests done this week raised the number of Uruguayan national team players and staff members who tested positive for Covid-19 up to 20.

Washington Tabarez, the national team coach tested negative. The whole country's numbers of cases raised abruptly in the last weeks, and the latest numbers pointing to 108 positive cases for one day.

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Spanish King Felipe VI in quarantine after being in contact with person tested positive for Covid-19
Spanish King Felipe VI in quarantine after being in contact with person tested positive for Covid-19
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This Monday, Felipe VI began a 10-day quarantine after learning that "a person" with whom he had "close contact" on Sunday had tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from the King's Palace.

Before it was known that his contact on Sunday had been positive, the King presided over the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Real Instituto Elcano on Monday morning at the El Pardo Palace; the meeting was attended by its president, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, the director, Charles Powell, the director of programmes, Maria Solanas, and experts on Latin America (Susana Malcorra), Transatlantic Relations (Robin Niblett) and the EU (Elvire Fabry), among others.

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Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for Covid-19
Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for Covid-19
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Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, tested positive for the Covid-19 earlier this week and "has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result", said a spokesperson.

"He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," the spokesperson said.

Regional News • Europe • United Kingdom
Boris Johnson self isolates after meeting with MP
Boris Johnson self isolates after meeting with MP
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The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is starting a period of self-isolating tonight (15/11/20) after meeting with Ashfield MP Lee Anderson who later tested positive for COVID-19.

Boris, who was hospitalised by COVID-19 in April 2020, is said to not be showing any symptoms currently.

The NHS Track & Trace system - that has faced backlash for not working fast enough in recent times - contacted the PM with the news he must self isolate.

Sports • Soccer
Covid-19: Egypt, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tests positive
Mohamed Salah
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A tweet from the Egyptian FA said that testing results showed "our international player and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to be infected with coronavirus ... despite not having any symptoms."

Photographs and videos of Salah - in some of the images, without a face mask to protect against the virus - dancing among dozens of people at his brother's wedding, held earlier this week in Cairo, have gone viral on the social media over the past days.

Salah's positive test result comes ahead of Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Saturday against Togo.

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David Andahl (R), who died from Covid-19 in October, wins North Dakota House of Representatives

Republican David Andahl, who died from Covid-19 in October, has won a seat ion the North Dakota House of Representatives. Andahl, who was 55 when he died, couldn't be removed from the ballot for Tuesday's election.

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Prince William tested positive for Covid-19 in April, reports say
Prince William tested positive for Covid-19 in April, reports say
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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this year in April and "was hit pretty hard by the virus" and "was struggling to breathe", British newspaper The Sun reports. According to The Sun, William later told "one observer at an engagement" that he didn't want to worry anyone with his diagnosis.

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At least five of VP Pence's aides test positive for Covid-19
At least five of VP Pence's aides test positive for Covid-19
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At least five of Vice President Pence's aides have tested positive for Covid-19, including his chief of staff Marc Short, aide Zach Bacher and adviser Marty Obst. According to Pence's spokesman Devin O'Malley, Pence was in close contact with Short but won't quarantine as he tested negative and is considered "essential personnel."