Veteran actor-comedian Kathy Griffin has revealed that she has been admitted to an “isolation wardroom” after she showed symptoms for the novel coronavirus. The 59-year-old posted a selfie on Instagram from the hospital room as she called out US President Donald Trump for “lying” about the number of coronavirus tests conducted in the country.
In the photo, Kathy Griffin can be seen wearing an oxygen mask while under quarantine. She said even though her symptoms were serious, she was considered not eligible for the test.
“just reported that the United States have done far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far, ” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “In fact, over an eight-day span, the United States now does more testing than What South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight-week span. Great job!”
KATHY GRIFFIN fired back, tweeting, “He’s lying.” I was sent to the #COVID-19 isolation wardroom in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after Showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL Symptoms. The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (pence task force) restrictions. #TESTTESTTEST, “the actor-comedian posted.
Throughout the U. S., more than 65,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 900 have died from the disease as of Wednesday evening, according to data compiled by John Hopkins. True case numbers are likely much higher, as testing has been largely unavailable throughout the nation as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.
KATHY GRIFFIN, who recently traveled to Mexico with husband Randy Bick, first started experiencing symptoms over the weekend, which went away and then came back, Bick told the Los Angeles Times. Last week, her beloved mother Maggie Griffin, who had dementia, died at the age of 99.”I am gutted,” the comedian said at the time. Maggie was well-known to Kathy’s fans, having appeared alongside her famous daughter in her reality series My life On The D-List, as well as her Short-lived talk show, Kathy.