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22 Mar, 2020 16:28

Iconic opera star Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus

Iconic opera star Placido Domingo tests positive for coronavirus

Opera superstar Placido Domingo has said he's contracted the dreaded Covid-19 virus, taking a moment to urge his fans to follow basic health guidelines, as the death toll from the pandemic keeps growing.

“I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the Corona virus,” the singer said on Facebook on Sunday.

Domingo and his family will remain in self isolation “as long as it is deemed medically necessary.”

The star got tested for the virus after he “experienced fever and cough symptoms” and the results came back positive.

To help stop spreading the virus, Domingo appealed to his fans to „follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently“ and follow other necessary measures so that „we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon.”

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The coronavirus pandemic did not spare top politicians and celebrities worldwide — and Domingo appears to be the latest to get on the list. A number of actors, including Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, as well as renowned athletes and entrepreneurs have tested positive for the virus.

The outbreak afflicting the globe has already infected over 300,000, killing more than 13,000.

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