The Rock, his wife and two young daughters test positive for Covid-19

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed he, his wife and his two young daughters tested positive for Covid-19.

The Hollywood star said Jasmine, four, and two-year-old Tiana experienced "a little sore throat" but no other symptoms, however he and wife Lauren Hashian had a "rough go".

Despite being "very disciplined" and being in lockdown since March, Johnson said he ended up catching the "relentless and unforgiving" virus from "very close family friends".

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Dwayne Johnson, Lauren Hashian and daughter Jasmine Johnson attend a ceremony honoring him with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Actor Dwayne Johnson, wife Lauren Hashian and daughter Jasmine Johnson attend the ceremony honoring Dwayne Johnson with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Actor Dwayne Johnson, wife Lauren Hashian and daughter Jasmine Johnson attend the ceremony honoring Dwayne Johnson with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Actor Dwayne Johnson, Jasmine Johnson and singer Lauren Hashian attend a ceremony honoring Dwayne Johnson with the 2,624th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Dwayne Johnson with Lauren Hashian and their daughter, Jasmine Johnson attend the ceremony honoring him with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on December 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
Actor Dwayne Johnson and his wife Lauren Hashian arrive for the premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Hollywood, California, on December 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' on December 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive for the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" held at The TLC Chinese Theater on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Lauren Hashian and Dwayne Johnson attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Dwayne Johnson (L) and Lauren Hashian attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" on December 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Dwayne Johnson (R) and Lauren Hashian arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Dwayne Johnson (R) and Lauren Hashian arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
Dwayne Johnson and wife Lauren Hashian attend the Disney Premiere "Moana" in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / LILLY LAWRENCE (Photo credit should read LILLY LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 14: Dwayne Johnson (L) and Lauren Hashian attend the HBO Ballers Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14, 2016 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 14: Dwayne Johnson (L) and Lauren Hashian attend the HBO Ballers Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14, 2016 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 19: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with girlfriend Lauren Hashian at the Hand And Footprint Ceremony held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 19, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actor Dwayne Johnson, mom Ata Johnson, daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson and Lauren Hashian arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Furious 7" at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Johnson, 48, announced the news in an Instagram video, confirming he has recovered from the illness while urging fans to take the threat seriously.

He said: "I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family.

"And for me personally too, as well. And I've gone through some doozies in the past. I've got knocked about and got my ass kicked a little bit in the past with some challenges.

"But testing positive for Covid-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted, or even being broke, which I have been more than a few times."

The Fast & Furious star added: "But I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good. We are on the other end of it, we are on the other side. We are no longer contagious and we are, thank God, we are healthy."

Johnson advised fans to live a healthy lifestyle in order to maximise the body's defences against illness and urged people to wear a mask.

He said: "It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, will take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda."

Johnson added: "It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask. It is a fact and it is the right thing to do and it is the responsible thing to do."

He is not the only celebrity to publicly announce a coronavirus diagnosis.

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first to do so, while others including Idris Elba, Bryan Cranston and Antonio Banderas have also fought the virus.

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