The coronavirus epidemic has been hitting the headlines non-stop lately. Aside from the fact the world is in full-blown panic mode, quite a few famous faces have tested positive for the virus too, while other stars are quarantined or practicing “social distancing.”
Although it seems that Tom Hanks, who has just posted an update on his condition, has come under fire…
Keep scrolling to see what he said.
Nice cars, huge houses, and jealousy-induing vacations, to name a few.
But one thing that fame can’t provide you with?
Immunity from COVID-19.
And, aside from the widespread panic, another reason for this is undoubtedly the number of celebs who have been infected with the virus or having to self-isolate.
But, if we rewind for a second, what actually is COVID-19?
According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
In patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Because, of course, no one is immune, right?
Keep scrolling to see the list of all the stars that have tested positive for coronavirus or self-isolating because of the outbreak, and of course, to check out why Tom Hanks has landed himself in hot water…
The twenty-six-year-old Frozen 2 and Happy Death Day actress revealed she has been diagnosed with the virus.
“Hey guys, I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in quarantine the last week,” she wrote on her Instagram.
“Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise. I’m feeling better, but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some. Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.”
The Game of Thrones star took to Instagram to reveal he had tested positive for the virus.
“Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Coronavirus. My family and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold,” he wrote.
The star tweeted his fans about his diagnosis.
The former bachelorette was tested for the virus after exhibiting all of the symptoms and is currently waiting on the results.
“Well. Here we are. 2 days ago we flew to Canada. I can admit when I’m wrong and I feel like I should have listened, but I didn’t want to live in fear and I also trusted production that everything was better in Canada (it is as of now) so because production wasn’t shutting down we left as advised. As the hours literally kept passing there were new rules, precautions etc to follow so my concern grew larger.”
“As of today we shot our first and only scene. The Prime Minister put more restrictions on and the production did the absolute right thing by shutting us down. It’s safer for ALL THOSE THAT CAN to be home, and hunker down so we can stop the spread and keep our families and friends and people next to us healthy.”
“Staying home is my super power ✌? and yours! Please everyone take care of yourself, your loved ones and us all. This situation should not be taken lightly,” she wrote on Instagram.
“The sooner we all stay home and keep ourselves from catching this Very contagious virus ? the sooner we can go back to our lives without losing lives.”
The star appears to be working from home amid the medical crisis.
“Might have a new co-host this morning!”
“self(ie) quarantine. stay inside kids. one day at a time.”
“Delighted to hunker down with this crew… at least we’ll be laughing the entire time! #blessed#grateful #springbreak2020 #family Not today #coronavirus,” the writer, director, and actress wrote on Instagram.
“I love staying home … until someone tells me I have to ? Tell me something good … let’s stay positive ?? we’re in this together.”
“Heart and Soul. With clean hands. Over and over. For however long. X, SJ.”
“Self-isolation with tiny people is no joke. Only a few days in and we are quickly running out of activities. Today we challenged some friends to a fort building contest.”
The couple appear to be taking all the precautions.
“This is so unexpected, I, uh, I didn’t even have a speech prepared. Uh, but I would like to say this: SOCIAL DISTANCING is not something you can do all on your own. Many, many people contributed to my SOCIAL DISTANCING. Uh, I’d like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school, the L.A. city bus driver for taking a chance on an unknown kid, and, uh, last but not least, the wonderful crew at McDonalds for spending hours making those egg McMuffins TO GO, without which I might never be SOCIALLY DISTANT.”
“Hang in there everybody. Most soothing movie with the most gorgeous people. @michellepfeifferofficial and #georgeclooney. Sending love and light to you all.”
“Wash your hands, social distance, cough into your sleeve… and enjoy yourself. Happiness is good for your immune system.”
“Annnnd I’m already bored lol.”
“We are wishing you a peaceful Friday night and weekend. And even if you aren’t leaving your house, sometimes it’s fun to do a bold eyeliner.”
“A weekend indoors. Stay safe everyone.”
“So I talked to some doctors and scientists. It’s not the easiest for everyone right now but the kindest/healthiest thing we can do is self-quarantine and not hang out with people over 65 and in large groups.
“I wish I could see my parents and grandmas right now but it’s much safer to not so I don’t get them sick in case I have it. I’m hanging at home with my dogs. I love you world, we’ll all get through this. Trust me, I talked to God —she said we’re gonna be ok.”
“Relaxing and staying at home with our newest family member, Taylor Douglas. Today is a reminder that we are all in this together. It is crucial to be kind and caring towards each other. Please stay safe and don’t forget to wash your hands!”
“Hot shower, cozy PJs, a hair mask, tequila, and this mantra: Keep Calm. #cheers to #Saturday #socialdistancing#familyisolation #paloma #cocktail”
“Staying home during this time is the safest thing to do. @ginothegerman giving mommy hugs makes it so much better…”
“Combating #cabinfever. Yep, back on the treadmill looking even more like a lunatic. Not feeling so peppy today though. Sending love, support, and gratitude to all of my fellow Americans and to people all over the world. In this #together.”
“Social distancing is very important right now. A good approach I’ve found is to pretend as if I had the virus to avoid going about my business as usual.
“As the virus can be asymptomatic it is very important for everyone to take a hard look at their habits and stay informed.”
“Staying in. Far preferred to going out.”
Short but sweet…
“Told my kids to call me Mrs.LaValle, since I’ll be their teacher for the next few weeks. They have to raise their hands & ask for bathroom passes. We’ll have lunch & recess and if anyone acts up, I’m sending them to the principle @jlavalle5 ?? Stay safe everyone.”
The former Sabrina The Teenage Witch star wrote: “Self isolated! ❄️ ?”
“Grateful for nature amidst all…and a way to connect while honoring social distancing.”
“My self-isolation squad…”
“Take this time to rest & connect with loved ones.❤️ My favorite book right now: Bob Iger’s Ride of a Lifetime. My favorite game: Chess. My favorite show right now: Succession. What are yours?
The Canadian Priminister and his wife, Sophie, have tested positive for coronavirus. They are now self-quarantining at home.
The NBA player has been diagnosed with the virus, prompting the NBA to postpone the remainder of the season.
“I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. 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. I was careless and make no excuse.
“I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.”
The NBA player was also diagnosed with the virus after his teammate, Rudy, tested positive.
The soccer star has also tested positive for the virus. The rest of his teammates have been quarantined.
The actor took to his Instagram story to announce that he has been quarantined after returning from the Czech Republic where he was filming for Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row.
“It’s a farewell from us as we’re going home to be quarantined,” he wrote.
“Spending the next 6 weeks in solitude. Being a wife. Being a mom. Cooking. Cleaning. Spring cleaning. Face mask. Makeup tutorials. I’ll let you know how it goes…. stay safe everyone. This is serious.”
The sixty-three-year-old took to Instagram to reveal he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus.
Tom is playing Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker.
“Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else.
“There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx.”
We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus),” the statement read.
“We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members are always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.”
And many are starting to seriously panic… We simply cannot lose Tom Hanks!
Nothing can bring down Mr. Hanks… Hopefully.
Tom then gave an update on his and Rita’s health and, thankfully, it was good news.
“There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball.”
“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx.”
As Tom has now been released from his Queensland hospital and is now resting in a private home, People reports.
He appears to have landed himself in hot water with fans.
And people weren’t happy with the joke he made.
“Sure they won’t be amused Aussies,” wrote another user.
The coronavirus pandemic is a very serious matter, and many were quick to point that out.
Well, the star joked that he had brought the virus to Australia in the form of his typewriter…
“Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points. But I have learned not to spread my Vegemite so thick. I traveled here with a typewriter, one I used to love. We are all in this together. Flatten the curve. Hanx.”
The virus has also been having a huge impact on the movie and TV industry. Keep scrolling to check out every film and TV show that has been canceled or delayed due to coronavirus…
Is your fave on the list?