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Ellen DeGeneres contracts coronavirus

LOS ANGELES: Popular American TV host Ellen DeGeneres has contracted coronavirus.

The 62-year-old comedian and host shared the news of her diagnosis in a statement posted on Twitter earlier on Thursday.

“Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines,” she wrote on Twitter.

“I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe,” she added. According to a foreign magazine, DeGeneres” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has paused production till January as a result of her diagnosis.

The ratings of her show recently improved due to the annual “12 Days of Giveaways” series. Season 18 of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on 21st September after months of controversy involving an internal investigation after allegations of racism, sexual misconduct, and other workplace problems.

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Three top producers were fired in August after employees raised complaints about poor communication, pay reductions, and mistreatment. DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to test positive for the disease. Actors Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, and Bryan Cranston are among those who have said they were diagnosed with the virus or had suffered symptoms.


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