Actress Rachel Matthews is the latest celebrity who has been diagnosed positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), after Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Olga Kurylenko, Idris Elba and Game Of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju.
Rachel, who lent her voice for the character of Honeymaren in the 2019 musical fantasy Frozen 2, made the announcement on social media. Rachel posted a lengthy note on her Instagram story saying that she has been tested positive for Covid-19 and has been in quarantine since last week.
“Hey guys, I tested positive for Covid-19 and have been in quarantine the last week. Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise. I’m feeling better but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some. Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. I really would love to help in any way I can. Again, let’s please be mindful of our decisions- now is the time to be smart and responsible. Let’s take care of one another (sic),” the Frozen 2 actress wrote in her first Insta story.
In her next story, Rachel jotted down her day-by-day symptoms through the week, in order to create awareness among masses.
The third story reads, “Important! Being getting a lot of questions in regards to tests. The reality is…they are INSANELY hard to come by. Our country is very behind and we don’t have much of a system in place. I only got tested because I had been around a confirmed case and had been showing symptoms. BUT receiving a test that shows you’re positive really doesn’t change much. It’s not like you receive a specific medication once positive so please, if you have any symptoms at all but can’t find a test please just treat yourself as if you are positive (you most likely are). Rest, drink lots of liquids, and SELF-QUARANTINE. (This obviously doesn’t apply to everyone. Some people are at higher risks and will take different precautions) (sic).”
The 26-year-old actress also shared a video of Idris Elba in which he announced that he’s been tested positive for Covid-19. Rachel wrote, “You can also be carrier with *no symptoms* (sic).”
Rachel Matthews made her debut in Happy Death Day in 2017 and then she appeared in its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U in 2019. Apart from Frozen 2, the actress also worked in Ms White Light last year.
Due to the novel coronavirus, various entertainment productions across the globe have been shut down. The release dates of many movies have been postponed and several music concerts are now being live-streamed.
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