British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has COVID-19. What about other world leaders?

From Washington to Berlin to Madrid, politicians across the globe have been or may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

On April 6 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after being admitted a day earlier. Johnson tested positive for the respiratory illness March 27, the first major world leader to publicly acknowledge having COVID-19. 

Here’s our watch list of presidents, prime ministers and supreme leaders who have been tested or may be at risk for infection. 

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020 handout photo provided by 10 Downing Street, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson claps outside 11 Downing Street to salute local heroes during Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers NHS initiative to applaud workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, in London.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel announced March 30 that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would enter self-isolation after an aide tested positive for the virus. His office said the 70-year-old leader had undergone a test and would remain in quarantine until he receives results or is cleared by the Health Ministry and his personal doctor. Netanyahu’s test was negative after Israel’s health minister tested positive for the virus.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tested negative for the new coronavirus, her spokesman said on March 23.

“The result of today’s test is negative” but “further tests will be conducted in the coming days,” Spokesman Steffen Seibert told the news agency dpa.

The German leader went into self-isolation after she came into contact with a doctor who has tested positive for the coronavirus, her spokesperson told German media outlets on March 22.

The Associated Press reported that Merkel had received a vaccination from the doctor.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a press statement on the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 at the Chancellery, in Berlin on March 22, 2020.

U.S. President Donald Trump 

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the White House announced on March 14. 

During a press briefing earlier that day, Trump said he had been tested for the virus following interactions with two Brazilian officials who later tested positive.

The president’s physician, Sean P. Conley, said in a memo released by the White House that Trump decided to get tested after they conferred about the matter.

“Last night after an in-depth discussion with the president regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed,” Conley wrote in the memo.

“This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,” Conley wrote.

Trump had contact with at least two infected individuals: Fabio Wajngarten, the communications secretary for Brazil’s President Jair Bolsanaro, and Brazil’s charge d’affairs, Nestor Forster.

Both men were with Trump at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. Both Wajngarten and Forster have since tested positive for COVID-19.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said he has also tested negative for COVID-19.

On April 2, Trump announced he’d tested negative again and the White House is now testing people expected to be in close proximity to either Trump or Vice President Mike Pence. 

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Washington.

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence his wife Karen Pence were tested on March 21 for the coronavirus after a Pence staffer tested positive. 

Pence’s spokeswoman tweeted the results of both tests were negative. 

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s wife tested positive for the new coronavirus, Spain’s government announced.

Begoña Gómez and the prime minister are both in good health, the government said at the time.

Two members of Sanchez’s cabinet, the minister of equality and the minister of regional affairs, had already tested positive. Other members of the cabinet had tested negative.

More:President Trump met with Brazil official at Mar-a-Lago who has now tested positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus, according to Cameron Ahmad, communications director for the prime minister.

This handout photo released from the Twitter account of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and taken on March 13, 2020, shows him in self-isolation working from home in Ottawa, Canada after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus (COVI-19).

The prime minister “is in good health with no symptoms,” said Ahmad on March 12. “As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days. Also on the advice of doctors, he will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms. For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently.” 

More:Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

A senior cabinet member in Australia’s government, Peter Dutton, was infected with coronavirus. 

Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, has not been tested based on medical advice, according to Australian news reports.

Dutton was in Washington for meetings connected to the so-called Five Eyes security pact, an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain and the U.S. A March 6 photo from that event shows Dutton standing next to Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr and other White House officials.

More:Australian politician who met Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr infected with coronavirus

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s utmost authority for all domestic and foreign policy has seen several of his closest aides diagnosed with coronavirus.

Iran has one of the largest clusters of cases outside of China. It’s not known whether Khamenei and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani have been tested.

But more than 10% of Iran’s lawmakers have fallen ill with the disease and it has also not spared top officials, including its senior vice-president, Cabinet ministers, Revolutionary Guard members and health ministry officials.

Several lawmakers have died.

Recently, Khamenei has peddled an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory suggesting the country’s coronavirus outbreak could be part of a biological attack on the Islamic Republic. 

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

Italy has been the hardest-hit country in Europe.  

At least one politician has publicly disclosed infection; Nicola Zingaretti, the leader of the country’s Democratic Party, said he tested positive.

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“So, it’s arrived, I also have coronavirus,” he said in a Facebook post. “I am fine, and therefore I am in quarantine at home. From here, I’ll continue to do what I can do … I have always said ‘don’t panic’ and that we will fight this.”

But there’s no indication that Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has contracted the disease.  

Grim milestone:Italy’s coronavirus deaths surpass China’s

Contributing: Associated Press

People wear protective mask just after disembarking from a ferry boat, in Venice, Monday, April 6, 2020. The government is demanding Italians stay home and not take the leveling off of new coronavirus infections as a sign the emergency is over, following evidence that more and more Italians are relaxing restrictions the west's first and most extreme nationwide lockdown and production shutdown.

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