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.”
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.