<h4>American actor and comedian <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Kevin_Hart" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kevin Hart<\/a> contracted coronavirus earlier this year, around the same time, Hollywood star <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/tom-hanks-wife-rita-wilson-diagnosed-with-coronavirus\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tom Hanks<\/a> and his wife Rita Wilson went public with their coronavirus diagnosis.<\/h4>\r\nHart announced the news over the weekend during a stand-up set in Yellow Springs, Ohio for Dave Chappelle\u2019s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn\u2019t say anything because he\u2019s more famous than I am.\u201d he revealed.\r\n\r\nChappelle has reportedly spent $100,000 on coronavirus rapid testing for those who attended the outdoor shows he put on this summer.\r\n\r\nHart's diagnosis arrives just months from his <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/kevin-hart-badly-injured-in-car-crash\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">car crash<\/a> in California on September 1, 2019. The accident had left the actor badly injured and hospitalized for 10 days.\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-76250 size-full" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/09\/Kevin_Hart_AP.jpg" alt="Kevin Hart" \/>\r\n\r\nThe global pandemic, like everyone around the globe, had infected many famous personalities who have gone public with their results, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau\u2019s wife Sophie, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Madonna, \u201cJames Bond\u201d star Olga Kurylenko, as well as actor Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter, Aaradhya, husband Abhishek and father-in-law Amitabh, have contracted the virus.\r\n\r\nThe novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide.\r\n\r\nThe virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses\u2019 family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.\r\n\r\nCoronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.\r\n\r\nThe name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning \u201ccrown\u201d or \u201chalo\u201d.\r\n\r\nOn February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words \u201ccorona\u201d, \u201cvirus\u201d, and \u201cdisease\u201d.\r\n\r\nIn December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by WHO, it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.\r\n\r\nOn March 11, WHO declared coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.\r\n\r\nTransmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person\u2019s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.\r\n\r\nCoronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.\r\n\r\nIt is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.\r\n\r\nThe virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.\r\n\r\nPeople across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.