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The Rock, family tested positive for COVID-19

Samoan actor Seiuli Dwayne The Rock Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 a fortnight ago to join a growing list of celebrities to have contracted the virus.

The former wrestler, who is now ranked the world’s highest paid actor, announced in a video posted on his Instagram account on Thursday that he, his wife Lauren Hashian, and their daughters Jasmine and Tiana, aged two and four, tested positive for the virus over a fortnight ago and are now recovering.

He said he had wished that it was only him who tested positive but unfortunately it was his entire family. 

"We are...thank God! We are healthy and we've gotten through COVID-19 stronger and healthier," he said. 

"Believe me, I am counting my blessings because we're well aware that it isn't always the case that you get on the other end of COVID-19 stronger and healthier." 

According to Seiuli, his daughters showed little to no symptoms at all. 

"My babies had a little sore throat for the first couple of days, but they bounced back and they were back to happy babies running around. 

"We are isolating ourselves as a family. Lauren and I had a rough go but we got through it."

The Rock and his family picked up the virus from very close families, who he said were people they love and trust and they were devastated that it had affected his family. 

"Luckily, we were able to mitigate it and it didn't spread out of control," he added.

Seiuli encouraged people to be disciplined and wear masks as it is the most responsible thing to do for families and for everyone. 

"What we can do now is control the controllables, wear your masks, boost your immune system, think twice of who's coming over to your house. Sending all love and support for everyone. Stay healthy!"

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