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Bachelor Nation’s Arie Luyendyk Jr. Reveals He Tested Positive for COVID-19: ‘It’s Been Rough’



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Arie Luyendyk Jr. has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

On Thursday, the former Bachelor, 39, shared in a video on Instagram Stories that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 “nine days ago,” saying that the experience has been “rough” for both him and wife Lauren Burnham.

“Many of you have been wondering why we haven’t done Bachelor Brunch, why we’ve been so absent on social media and why I’m sitting like 25 feet away from the girls. It’s ’cause I actually tested positive for COVID,” Luyendyk Jr. begins. “Tomorrow, I get to go in and see if I’m clear.”



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“It’s been rough. I gotta say, it’s not been easy being separated,” he continues.



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Bad Bunny Tests Positive for COVID-19

Puerto Rican singer-rapper Bad Bunny cancelled his scheduled performance on the American Music Awards Sunday night after testing positive for coronavirus. His rep confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, according to the Associated Press, although no explanation was given for his cancellation at the time, leading to many frustrated responses online from fans.

The artist, who was scheduled to perform with Jhay Cortez, won Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for his release “YHLQMDLG,” and gave a taped acceptance speech.

“To all my fans, to all the people who support me and listen to my music, I do it all for you,” he said as he accepted the award. “Latinos are ruling the world. I love you all so much.”

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing his hit, “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez at the event but canceled without explanation.

His rep told

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Rapper Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

Reggaeton artist Bad Bunny has tested positive for COVID-19, a representative for the rapper told CBS News on Monday. The news comes after the artist canceled his performance at the American Music Awards.

The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, wasn’t showing any major symptoms of the virus, according to his publicist, Sujeylee Solá. “As of today, he’s feeling OK,” Solá told CBS News on Monday. “Praying it remains that way.”

Bad Bunny was scheduled to perform his new single, “Dákiti,” with Puerto Rican artist Jhay Cortez in Los Angeles. Instead, Bad Bunny appeared virtually at the event Sunday to present singer Becky G with the award for Favorite Female Latin Artist. He also took home two awards for Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for his latest record, “YHLQMDLG.”

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Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus after canceled AMA performance

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Monday.

The announcement came a day after the musician won favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing his hit, “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez at the event but canceled without explanation, leaving many fans disappointed. The singer, however, presented the award for favorite Latin female artist remotely.

Publicist Sujeylee Solá told The Associated Press that Bad Bunny wasn’t showing any major symptoms as of Monday. She did not provide further details, saying only that the musician was not granting any interviews.

Last week, the singer won best reggaeton performance on Thursday for “Yo Perreo Sola” at the Latin Grammys. He also won both artist and songwriter of the year in October at the Billboard Latin Music

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Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is in isolation after testing positive for the virus.

Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who is campaigning in a high-stakes runoff election that could determine control of the Senate, is isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus on Friday evening and then receiving an inconclusive result on Saturday, a campaign spokesman said.

Ms. Loeffler has worn masks while interacting with people, but was indoors and unmasked among unmasked crowds at an event on Thursday. She wore a mask while greeting voters who lined up to meet her.

On Friday morning, she took two coronavirus tests, according to her campaign spokesman, Stephen Lawson.

One of those was a rapid test, which came back negative, and Ms. Loeffler “was cleared to attend” events on Friday, including a rally with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator David Perdue of Georgia, Mr. Lawson said. But the second test, a polymerase chain reaction, or P.C.R., test — which is considered more accurate

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Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for Covid-19, but is asymptomatic

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Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus at the start of the week, his spokesperson confirmed Friday evening, the latest in a series of people connected to the White House who have contracted the virus.

Trump Jr. is asymptomatic and following all medically recommended Covid-19 guidelines, the spokesperson said. He has been in quarantine at his cabin since receiving the test results.

Bloomberg first reported the news.

Trump Jr., who serves as executive vice president at the Trump Organization, is the latest member of the family to contract the virus. In October, President Trump, first lady Melania and Trump’s youngest son Barron all tested positive. The president was hospitalized for several days with the

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Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for Covid, says he has mild symptoms

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Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is working from home until he can safely return to Washington.

Scott, 67, is the second Republican senator in a week to test positive for Covid-19: 87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced his own diagnosis three days earlier.

Republicans hold a 53-47 edge in the Senate.

Just a week earlier, Scott had campaigned in Georgia for GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of whom face runoff elections in January that could determine which party controls the Senate.

During that trip, Scott appeared in a crowded restaurant and spoke without wearing a mask before a crowd in which mask-wearing was reportedly minimal.

Despite his own recent actions,

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas becomes The British Style Council’s Ambassador for Positive Change



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Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named an Ambassador for Positive Change by The British Fashion Council.

The ‘Baywatch’ actress and climate change activist’s new role will involve her “celebrating” the areas of the fashion industry where diversity and inclusivity is championed and encouraging designers to become eco-friendly and sustainable to help save the planet.

Priyanka said in a statement: “Fashion has always been the pulse of pop culture, and can be a powerful force with the ability to connect cultures and bring people together.

“Through my role, I look forward to celebrating the incredible diversity and creativity of the industry, while working to champion budding and iconic designers doing their part to make an indelible impact on people and our planet.”

As part of her job, the 38-year-old Indian movie star – who is married to singer Nick Jonas – will be working with London

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Richard Schiff hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19



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Richard Schiff has been hospitalised as he continues to battle COVID-19.

The 65-year-old star and his spouse Sheila Kelley tested positive for the virus two weeks ago and were both “recovering” at home, where the pair found their symptoms to change “radically” from hour-to-hour.

But in an update, the former ‘West Wing’ star announced he’s currently being treated with anti-viral medication, oxygen and steroids, whilst his wife remains “fairly ill” at home.

In his original post on Twitter, Richard wrote: “On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives.

@thesheilakelley is also positive. This is tough.

“We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here.”

And Sheila revealed: “Richard and I have some

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First cruise to resume in the Caribbean reports positive Covid-19 test results

A total of seven passengers have tested positive for Covid-19 aboard the SeaDream 1 cruise ship docked in Barbados, according to a passenger on the ship.



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Forty six passengers who have tested negative for coronavirus began to disembark the SeaDream 1 cruise ship to fly home Saturday, according to passenger Ben Hewitt.

Five passengers who tested positive also disembarked for a private flight back to the United States, according to Hewitt.

Hewitt, host of Cruise with Ben & David on YouTube, was among a handful of cruise journalists and bloggers on board the SeaDream Yacht Club cruise — the first to return to the Caribbean since the coronavirus pandemic shut operations down in March.



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Safety measures may not be enough to contain the virus.

The voyage was meant to demonstrate that increased safety protocols, including regular testing aboard the ship, could

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