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Greg Rikaart from 'Young and the Restless' Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 25, 2020
07:00 P.M.
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The global coronavirus pandemic is raging on, infecting both the famous and others alike. Greg Rikaart, an actor on The Young and the Restless TV series, has tested positive for the coronavirus. 


Greg Rikaart recently revealed that he tested positive to the novel coronavirus via an Instagram post that features himself and his husband, Robert Sudduth, and their son Montgomery.

He explained that he and his family had coughs for a while, but things became obvious when Montgomery came home with a high fever. 

Greg Rikaart arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images


His caption also added that he's been living healthy for years, but he became more alarmed when his condition deteriorated while his family members recovered.

After isolating, he now feels much better and is beginning to recover. He added that he would be staying in self-isolation for another three days to ensure that he's completely safe before going back to his family. 


The caption ended with, "Furthermore, I want to thank you all for the well wishes, and I hope you heed the warnings. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay inside. ❤"

Rikaart is joining the ranks of famous names to report the disease. According to a report from Economic Times, many others who have tested positive for the virus include Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, and his wide Sabrina Elba, Andy Cohen, and Kristofer Hivju. 

The actor has also advocated for other people who might be showing symptoms to take great care


Of course, a lot of these celebrities have started to report progress on the case as well. Hanks and his wife have started to recover from the disease's effects, as reported by The Guardian.

In a recent post, the news medium confirmed that the pair had left the hospital. They will now be self-isolating at their home in Australia. 


The actor has also advocated for other people who might be showing symptoms to take great care and to ensure that they stay away from others to prevent the disease from spreading. 

Others who have made notable recoveries include British footballer Callum Hudson-Odoi. The young footballer was one of the first names in the professional sports world to report testing positive for the virus, but according to a post from Chelsea Football Club, he's now making a full recovery. 


The post confirmed that he's now feeling much better and has returned to his home. There, he will continue to train and maintain his fitness, just like every other member of the club's senior team. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!