Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for coronavirus

Los Angeles, California - Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced on Thursday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ellen DeGeneres before the coronavirus pandemic at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January.
Ellen DeGeneres before the coronavirus pandemic at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January.  © imago images / Picturelux

The 62-year-old has contracted Covid-19, but she is "feeling fine right now," she wrote on Instagram.

Anyone who was in touch with her recently has been notified, she continued.

Production on her talk show will be paused until January, but she told her fans she will see everyone again "after the holidays."

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been among the first of its sort to bring back a live studio audience in October this year. 40 audience members have been allowed in the studio, along with 70 virtual members, a representative told the Independent.

The famous host did not suggest where she contracted the virus and did not disclose whether her wife Portia de Rossi was showing any signs of infection.

Since the onset of the pandemic in the US, several celebrities have been infected with Covid-19, including Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson; actor Olga Kurylenko, who starred with Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace (2008); and pop star Pink.

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