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April 7, 2020 09:55 PM NPT
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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