INFOGRAPHICS: High-profile officials affected by COVID-19 globally

Published On: April 7, 2020 09:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 7: After novel coronavirus disease first originated in Chinese Hubei province in December last year, it has been spreading globally like a wildfire.

Through its severest adversity, it has already claimed 75,959 lives across the world infecting a total of 1,359,854.

Although China is the epicenter of this disease, most of the western nations have been adversely affected.

This pandemic has affected people from every walks of life--be it layman or politician or sportsperson or artist.

Here is a list of some of the high profile personalities affected by COVID-19 throughout the world.

1. Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: Tested positive on March 27 and in intensive care.

2. Carmen Calvo, Spain's deputy Prime Minister: Tested positive on March 25

3. Prince Charles, UK: Tested positive March 25

4. Rand Paul, the US senator: Tested positive on March 22

5. Monaco's Prince Albert II: Tested positive on March 19

6. Michel Barnier,  EU's chief Brexit negotiator: Tested positive for the virus on March 19

7. Peter Dutton, Australian home affairs minister: Tested positive for the virus on March 13

8. Massoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian Vice President: Tested positive on Feb 27

9. Iraj Harirchi, Iranian deputy health minister: Tested positive on Feb 27

10. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Canadian First Lady: Contracted the virus on March 12

11. Begona Gomez: Spanish First Lady: Confirmed COVID-19 positive on March 15

12. Pere Aragones: Catalan Deputy Head of Government: Announced on March 15 that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

13. Irene Montero: Spanish Minister for Equality: Tested positive on March 15.

14. Franck Riester: French minister of culture: Contracted the virus on March 9.

15. Michal Wos: Poland's Environment Minister: Tested positive for coronavirus on March 16.

16. Alpha Barry: Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister: Tested positive for COVID-19 on March 20.

17. Yaakov Litzman: Israel's Health Minister and his wife: Tested positive on April 1. 

18. Ali Larijani: Iranian Speaker: Confirmed positive for COVID-19 on April 2

19. Francis Suarez:  Mayor of the US city of Miami: Confirmed contraction on March 13.

20: Fabio Wajngarten: Press Secretary for Brazilian President Bolsonaro: Tested positive after he returned from a US trip where he met, among others, US President Trump, who later tested negative.

21. Matthew Hancock: Britain's Health Secretary Matthew Hancock: Announced on March 27 he tested positive for the coronavirus.

22: Alister Jack: Scottish Secretary and member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet has developed symptoms of COVID-19 on March 28


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