Katy Perry, Madonna and Cheryl duped by coronavirus hoax

The Internet has tricked singers Katy Perry, Madonna and Cheryl into thinking quarantined Italians are singing their songs from their balconies amid the coronavirus panic.

Video of neighbours on coronavirus lockdown in Naples singing football chants to lift each other's spirits went viral over the weekend, but the clip was edited hours later to show them singing songs like 'Roar', 'I Rise' and 'Fight For This Love' instead.

Katy took to Twitter to retweet a post that appeared to show people singing there song 'Roar' from their balconies.

The original poster wrote, "A whole neighbourhood in Italy is singing “Roar” by Katy Perry while they’re on lockdown and self-quarantined. #COVIDー19.” 

Katy then wrote, “You cannot break the human spirit. We are one in this.” 

British singer Cheryl was next to be duped by the edited video.

The video was similarly captioned, “A whole neighbourhood in Italy is singing Fight For This Love by Cheryl while they’re on lockdown and self-quarantined. #COVIDー19.” 

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Last week, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced that they had tested positive for COVID-19 after contracting it in Australia, where Hanks was filming a movie. 

"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," the Oscar-winning actor shared on Instagram. "Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?"

Idris Elba took to Twitter on Monday morning to announce that he, too, contracted the virus. The actor was at the same conference in Webley as Sophie Trudeau, who also tested positive. 

He shared with his fans:

"This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.

Sophie Gregorie Trudeau, the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, was announced to have tested positive for the virus last week. 

Her symptoms developed after attending a conference in Britain in early March. The prime minister is not showing symptoms and will not be tested, but will remain under quarantine.

Kristofer Hivju, best known for his role as Tormund on "Game of Thrones," took to Instagram on Monday to reveal he was self quarantining with his family in Norway.  

"We are in good health,” he wrote. “I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading.

Olga Kurylenko, who starred in the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” announced this weekend that she has contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. 

“I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now,” she wrote on Instagram. “Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!”

Donavan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, both players on the Utah Jazz basketball team, have tested positive for the virus. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive, which prompted the suspension of the rest of the basketball season. 
Callum Hudson-Odoi, a forward for the Chelsea football team, tested positive for the virus, in addition to Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta. Following the announcement, all professional soccer games in England have been postponed. 
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Believing it was real, Cheryl tweeted, "I'm not crying," along with a crying emoji. 

Madonna also shared a clip of the crowd seemingly singing her song 'I Rise', writing, "Let Us All RISE UP. Everywhere around the world!! #irise.” 

The singers' followers were quick to point out that they'd been pranked. Perry and Cheryl have since deleted their posts. 

In the original clip, which was shared on Facebook by Susy Unica Silvestri, the people are singing their local football team Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli's song.

They sing, “People like us will never give up; people like us will never give up; people like us; people like us; people like us will never give up.” 

“Come on Italy! Come on Naples! Forever!

“We are all united. Come out on your balconies, out on your balconies! Come out on your balconies, out on your balconies!

“The virus that is facing us will not defeat us … The virus that is facing us will not defeat us!”

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