Dwayne Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus, and asks fans to wear masks

Better known as The Rock, the actor announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and his family tested positive for the coronavirus.

Johnson, 48, said they were infected about two and a half weeks ago by “very close friends of the family”. He called it “one of the most challenging and difficult things we’ve ever had to endure as a family”, but added that he and his family were now “on the other side” and were healthy and no longer contagious.

Although the symptoms were mild for his youngest daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, Johnson said he and his wife had a “hard time” with the virus.

Johnson also encouraged people to wear masks.

“I am perplexed that some people – including some politicians – are going to 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 Rock also said that his mother, who had part of her lungs removed before recovering from lung cancer, still wears an “every day” mask.

“Think twice about who you have in your home,” he said.

In the United States, at least 1,074 deaths and more than 40,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday when Johnson posted on Instagram about his experience with Covid-19.

Although Johnson said that he and his family still trust the family from whom they contracted the coronavirus, he advised people to take every precaution before seeing other people.

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Biography: Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan... See full bio >>
Born: May 2, 1972 | Hayward, California, USA

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