Karol G, Prince Royce & Chiquis Rivera Test Positive for Coronavirus

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The biggest Latinx music stars are reminding us that we’re still very much in the middle of a global pandemic. Recently, Karol G, Prince Royce, and Chiquis Rivera revealed they have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Colombian superstar Karol G announced last night on Instagram live that she tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago. “I hadn’t said anything because my parents are far away and I didn’t want them to worry about me,” Karol said. Sources with the L.A. Times revealed her diagnosis on July 12, which made her fans concerned. Karol is self-isolating from her fiancé, Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA, who she says tested negative for COVID-19.

Last week Mexican-American singer Chiquis Rivera, the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera, revealed she and her husband Lorenzo Méndez tested positive for COVID-19. “We’re contagious so we have to be responsible and we are going to quarantine,” Rivera said on Instagram. After a brief separation, the couple reconciled in San Diego for July 4th weekend. That is where they believe they caught the virus.

That same week Dominican-American heartthrob Prince Royce revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis. “I went out to some restaurants because things opened up, and I thought, ‘Well, Florida hasn’t been so bad, and New York is the one with the problem,’” he said on Instagram. “I fell for that and I think many people can fall for that and will fall for that. Don’t be selfish and make the same mistakes that I probably did.”

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Fui diagnosticado con el COVID-19 y estoy en el día número 12 desde que comenzaron los síntomas. Mi caso ha sido leve y me estoy sintiendo bien. Les comparto esto hoy para pedirles de corazón que por favor no bajemos la guardia – este virus es real y podemos estar contagiando a los demás sin siquiera saber que lo tenemos. Yo no pensaba que lo tenía pues no me sentía tan mal y si no me hago la prueba tal vez estaría propagando el virus, sin saberlo. Este fin de semana festivo por favor mantengan la distancia social, usen sus máscaras, si no tienen que trabajar o reunirse, no lo hagan. Para los jóvenes esto más que por cuidarnos, es para cuidar a los demás, a las personas mayores o con sistemas inmunológicos comprometidos. Por favor tomemos esto en serio, con responsabilidad y con compasión. Cuidémonos. — I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and I am on day number 12 since my symptoms began. My case has been mild and I am feeling well. I share this with you today to ask you please not let down your guard – this virus is very real and we can have it and spread it without even knowing. I didn’t think I had it as I didn’t feel that bad and had I not gotten tested I would be spreading it to others. This holiday weekend please maintain social distancing, use masks, if you don’t have to leave home to work or get together with others, don’t do it. For younger people, this is more than just about taking care of ourselves, it is about taking care of others, older people and those with compromised immune systems. Please let’s take this seriously and act responsibly and with compassion. Let’s all take care of each other. #COVID19

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On Sunday, Florida reported 15,299 new Coronavirus cases, breaking the record for most new cases reported in a state in one day. People should be wearing a mask in public, washing their hands, and social distancing to combat the COVID-19 virus that’s a real threat to everyone.