The Coronavirus has spread to at least 164 countries and territories, with the worldwide death toll from the virus surpassing the 8,000 mark on Wednesday.
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, British actor Idris Elba, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are some of the best known faces to be infected so far.
Massoumeh Ebtekar: The Iranian vice president is the country’s top government official to be infected by the virus, which has also affected several senior officials in the country. Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s deputy health minister, is also stricken. Iran is the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: The popular Hollywood couple announced on March 11 that they were infected by the Coronavirus and were placed in quarantine in a Gold Coast hospital in Australia.
: The British actor and musician said he has tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16 in a video posted on Twitter, and that although he had no symptoms so far he was isolating himself from others.