Prince Charles & Other Public Figures Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Dan Marsh

Updated March 27th.

The coronavirus spares no one, neither politicians nor your favorite celebrities. And you know it’s serious when even royalty can contract .

Prince Charles, next in line for the throne, recently tested positive for COVID-19. According to Clarence House, the 71-year-old future king of England is showing mild symptoms but is in good health.

Another royalty confirmed positive for COVID-19 is Monaco’s Prince Albert II who reassured though his public on Thursday that there was no need for concern.

Politicians who are affected so far:

  • Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister
  • May Chidiac, former Lebanese minister and media personality
  • Mohamad Safadi, former Lebanese minister
  • Pand Paul, the first US senator to test positive
  • Massoumeh Ebtekar, vice president of Iran and Iran’s top government official
  • Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s deputy health minister,
  • Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of prime minister Justin Trudeau
  • Abba Kyari, the Nigerian president’s influential chief of staff
  • Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator
  • Bento Albuquerque: Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque
  • Augusto Heleno, Brazil’s national security advisor
  • Friedrich Merz: Germany’s Christian Democratic Union’s politician
  • Nadine Dorries, a minister in the UK’s health department
  • Peter DuttonAustralian home affairs minister
  • Begona Gomez, wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
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  • Francis Suarez: Miami city’s mayor
  • Fabio Wajngarten, the press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
  • Michal Wos, Poland’s environment minister
  • Oumarou Idani: Burkina Faso’s minister of mines
  • Stanislas Ouaro, Burkina Faso’s minister of education
  • Simeon Sawadogo, Burkina Faso’s interior minister
  • Alpha Barry, Burkina Faso’s foreign minister
  • Steven Dick, the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest died on March 25th.
  • Quim Torra, leader of Spain’s Catalonia region
  • Pere Aragones, Catalan deputy head of government
  • Irene Montero, a Spanish minister
  • Franck Riester, the French culture minister.

Celebrities and influencers with coronavirus

  • Placido Domingo: the legendary Spanish opera singer
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
  • Idris Elba, British actor and musician, and his wife
  • Olga Kurylenko, the French actress who starred in the Bond movie Quantum of Solace
  • Kristofer Hivju, better known as Tormund from Game of Thrones
  • Daniel Dae Kim, the South Korean-American actor best-known for the TV series Hawaii Five-0
  • Antonio Vieira Monteiro, chairman of the Portuguese unit of Spain’s largest bank Santander, died from the coronavirus on Wednesday (March 25th).
  • Luis Sepulveda, the best-selling Chilean writer, who lives in northern Spain 
  • Kozo Tashima, deputy head of Japan’s Olympic Committee, and head of Japan’s football association.
  • Manu Dibango, the Cameroonian Afro-jazz legend died in Paris on March 24th
  • Floyd Cardoz, the Season 3 winner of the United States show Top Chef Masters died on March 25th.

Athletes who contracted the virus

  • Turkish national team boxer Serhat Guler and his trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar
  • Italian football player Marco Sportiello
  • Jason Collin, former NBA player (2001-2014) and Brooklyn Nets’ player
  • An Ottawa Senators’ hockey player which name was not revealed.
  • Spanish football player Deportivo Alaves, along with 14 other players and coaches of the Spanish football club La Liga.
  • Juventus players Blaise Matuidi, who won the World Cup for France in 2018, and Daniele Rugani.
  • Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager in England’s football Premier League
  • Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi,
  • Argentinian footballer Paulo Dybala, who is based in Italy
  • NBA Utah Jazz basketball star Rudy Gobert, and player Donovan Mitchell:
  • NBA Detroit Pistons’ player Christian Wood
  • NBA Brooklyn Nets declared four of its players are coronavirus positive
  • Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria and Russian cyclist Dmitry Strakhov. both who were racing in the Emirates were diagnosed the dame day upon returning from the UAE Tour.
  • Five footballers from the Italian club Sampdoria have tested positive, along with the team’s doctor.
  • Dusan Vlahovic, the Serbian striker for Fiorentina
  • NBA Boston Celtics’ player Marcus Smart
  • Juventus and Argentina football player Paulo Dybala
  • Marouane Fellaini, former Manchester United football player who currently plays for the Chinese Super League.

In addition, due to the virus, the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed, and movies and TV shows have stopped being made or have been halted indefinitely. Now is probably a good time to start taking the coronavirus seriously.

Get the latest news and updates about the coronavirus outbreak in Lebanon along with a live monitor of cases in Lebanon as well as resources and information to help you guide the outbreak on our dedicated coronavirus page.