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Spanish Opera Singer Placido Domingo Has Coronavirus

Spanish Opera Singer Placido Domingo Has Coronavirus

Sunday, 22 March, 2020 - 18:45
FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during an event at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, US, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.


The Spaniard said in a post on his personal Facebook account that “I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive.”


The tenor, 79, said he and his family are in self-isolation and that he is feeling well despite having fever and a cough.


“I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least a 6 foot distance from others, doing everything you can to stop the virus from spreading and please above all stay home if you can!” he said.


Spain is struggling to contain Europe's second worst outbreak of the coronavirus after Italy, with over 28,000 cases and more than 1,700 deaths, according to the Health Ministry.


The virus has infected several leading politicians in Spain, and the prime minister’s wife, as well as caused the death of former Real Madrid soccer club president Lorenzo Sanz.


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