Plácido Domingo in self-isolation in Mexico after testing positive for coronavirus

Posted on: March 23, 2020

“The opera star Plácido Domingo disclosed on Sunday that he tested positive for the coronavirus,” writes Johnny Diaz in Sunday’s (3/22) New York Times. “Mr. Domingo, 79, who was in Mexico, shared the news in a post on Facebook…. He said that he and his family were in self-isolation ‘for as long as it is deemed medically necessary.’ He wrote that he decided to get tested because he had been experiencing symptoms of a fever and cough. He also offered advice to the public as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies. ‘I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least a 6 feet distance from others, doing everything you can to stop the virus from spreading and please above all stay home if you can!’ he wrote…. Domingo said that he is currently in good health but decided to get tested after experiencing ‘fever and cough symptoms.’ He is among a growing list of celebrities, actors and sports stars to announce they tested positive for the virus. Others … include the actors Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, and the N.B.A. stars Kevin Durant and Rudy Gobert.”