Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announces family has Coronavirus


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to the New York Times. ~

The actor/former wrestler said on his Instagram last week that his entire family has tested positive. Johnson, 48, said they got infected around two and a half weeks ago, from very close family friends. He said it is “one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,” but added that he and his family were now “on the other end of it” and were healthy and no longer contagious. While the symptoms were mild for his youngest daughters Jasmine and Tiana, he said he and his wife had a “rough go” with the virus. ~

Mr. Johnson also urged people to wear masks. “It baffles me that some people out there — including some politicians — will take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda,” he said. “It has nothing to do with politics,” he said. “Wear your mask.” The actor said the experience would only tighten his resolve, according to the Washington Post. “You want to be with the people who you love and who you care about and who you have a good time with. My takeaway here isn’t necessarily to keep them away. I’m not saying that,” he said. “But what I am saying is apply an even greater discipline to having people over to your house.” ~

In the United States, there have been over 6.3 million cases of COVID-19, and north of 189 thousand deaths (John Hopkins). Across the globe, there have been over 27.2 million cases, and more than 891 thousand fatalities (WHO). ~


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