Coronavirus Outbreak: Sophie Trudeau, Angela Merkel and others who took the COVID-19 test

Updated: Mar 29, 2020, 16:08 | Sherlin Rajan
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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. "I am feeling so much better," Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said in a statement on social media. She said she received the clearance from her doctor and Ottawa Public Health. Trudeau's office announced on March 12 that she had tested positive for the coronavirus after she fell ill upon returning from a trip to London. The prime minister and his family have been in self isolation at home since then. He and their three children didn't show symptoms. 

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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive, will send a letter to every UK household, warning them the pandemic crisis will get worse before it gets better and seeking their full cooperation in saving lives during the national emergency. The letter will land on the doorsteps of 30 million households this week. (Photo: AFP)

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    Britain's Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, but is "otherwise in good health", his spokesman said last week. The Prince of Wales, 71, is "displaying mild symptoms, but otherwise remains in good health", the spokesman said, The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus, he added. The couple were now self-isolating in royal residence Balmoral in Scotland, the spokesman said, adding it was "not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus" Charles is not the first member of the royalty to test positive for COVID-19. Prince Albert of Monaco has also tested positive.

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    United States President Donald Trump tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the White House physician said. Trump had taken the coronavirus test on night on March 13, days after coming in contact with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's communications director, who was found to be positive.

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided on March 22 to quarantine herself at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive. (Picture/AFP)

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    Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, in prison in northern New York state after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault, was tested positive, US media reported on March 22. (Picture/AFP)

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    Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive, although there are "no concerns for his health" the palace said on March 19. (Picture/Palace of Prince Albert of Monaco-Facebook)

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    British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on March 10. Dorries, who helped craft the legislation to fight the bug, was the first British politician to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

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    Leader of Italian Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti said on his Facebook page on March 7 that he was tested positive for COVID-19. The leader of the co-ruling party of the country said he has been in self-isolation and was feeling fine, while the people he has been in contact with have been checked. (Picture Nicola Zingaretti-Instagram)

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    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul became the first member of the Senate to report testing positive. He said in a tweet on March 22 that he is feeling fine and has not had symptoms and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. Paul said he was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person. (Picture/AFP)

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    The mayor of Miami Francis Suarez said that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 on his Twitter page on March 13. He was said to have contracted the virus from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's communications director, who was found to be positive. (Picture/Francis Suarez-Facebook)

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    Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez's wife Maria Begona Gomez was reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on March 14. The reports of Gomez being infected with the virus came out after the prime minister addressed the nation about the government's measures to tackle the pandemic in their two-week-long emergency.

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    Democratic Representative of Utah, Ben McAdams said that he was tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19. The congressman, who was on self-quarantine was recently admitted to the hospital following shortness of breath, where he is said to be stable.

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    Republican Representative of Florida Mario Diaz Balart was tested positive after developing symptoms on March 14. He has been on self-quarantine in his Washington DC home, media reports said. 

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As the coronavirus cases across the globe cross 3 lakhs, even public figures have to test them themselves for the pandemic. Some of them were found to be positive, whereas some were negative.