I’m on my last tin of beans, and I keep being too late to ASDA to get my hands on a bag of penne.
And then I get a notification. Idris Elba has Coronavirus.
I’ve never met the man. I’ve seen maybe one episode of Luther. But I feel….sad? Confused? Angry?
This man is three times my size, and lives in a mansion. He’ll be fine.
So as the disease is spreading round the globe, the untouchable suddenly become, uh, touchable. But it also means awareness is reaching a large audience. Why would I watch a public safety announcement made for Boomers when I can have Tormund from Game of Thrones tell me to follow governmental procedures?
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were one of the first few celebrities to announce they had contracted the disease.
In their inital post, Hanx reported that they had “felt a bit tired…had colds and some body aches. Rita had chills that came and went. Slight fevers too”.
“To play things right” he continued, “as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”
He recently posted a update to his situation: a plate of toast and vegemite provided help outside his self-quarantine. C’mon Tom, don’t let yourself suffer even more.
Quantum of Solace actor and model Olga Kurylenko revelaed earlier this week that she had contracted the disease.
“Locked up at home after tested positive for Coronavirus,” She told fans, through a post on Instagram. “I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now, Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms.”
In a follow up post, she revealed her fever has actually reduced, and that she may have contracted the disease from touching “a taxi handle”
The office of the Canadian P.M reported that last week that both Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau had gone into self isolation.
Sophie had tested positive for COVID-19, and as a precaution the Prime Minister has joined her in the 14 days of isolation recommended by governments and health services.
“She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” the office reported in their statement last week.
Although 90% of the photos of them together are like the one above. They are clearly not adhering to the 2 meters of social distancing. At least wear some face masks, guys.
In a short post on Twitter, the Chelsea player revealed his test result, and reassured fans that he was feeling well.
“Thank you for all your good wishes,” he wrote, “As I said in the video I’m feeling good and hope to see you all soon!!”
Rumors of an individual with COVID-19 on the set of Netflix’s The Witcher had been circling, until along came a post from Kristofer Hivju. The Game of Thrones star has recently contracted the illness and had been self-isolating in Norway.
He urged precaution in the post’s caption, writing:
“There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at out hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy!”
The Frozen 2 Voice actor recently revealed her diagnosis in her Instagram story, reporting that she’d been in quarantine for the past week.
Detailing her daily symptoms, the star gave fans an insight into the illness.
“Day 1: sore throat, fatigue and headache. Day 2: Mild fever, horrible body aches, chills, sharp pain in lungs, started a dry cough, no appetite.
“Day 3: no fever, minor body aches, lungs got much worse…shortness of breath, major fatigue, no appetite. Day 4: symptoms finally seemed to become more mild, however lungs remained heavy and short of breath. Also randomly lost my sense of smell and taste. still no appetite.
“Day 5,6,7: everything has remained more or less the same. feeling more like myself, still experiencing shortness of breath, loss of appetite, fatigue and no taste/smell but overall, doing okay”
Currently attempting to survive as a part-time writer, full-time incompetent adult, Sarah O'Neill can often be found writing about how much she hates the new seasons of Arrested Development. She does her best writing under pressure and her worst writing under pressure, and hopes one day to write under better conditions. Like by the sea. You can contact Sarah at email@example.comFollow