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Madonna says she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies

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Madonna said this week that she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.

“Took a test the other day, and I found out that I have the antibodies, so tomorrow, I’m just going to go for a long drive in a car, and I’m going to roll down the window and I’m going to breathe in. I’m going to breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup, I hope the sun is shining,” the 61-year-old pop star said Thursday in the latest installment of her “quarantine diary” series of videos on Instagram. 

Scientists are still scrambling to understand whether people who have contracted and recovered from COVID-19 are immune to reinfection. Over the weekend, the World Health Organization cautioned that “there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”

Madonna did not share in the video when she took the test or offer any further details about her results.

In a previous video on Instagram last month, Madonna shared that she has lost three people to the pandemic, including her cousin, her security guard’s brother and Orlando Puerta, who worked with her on multiple music projects.

The “4 Minutes” singer also donated $1 million last month to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support efforts to fund a drug “that will prevent or treat COVID-19,” the Independent reported.

“We need this to protect our health workers, the most vulnerable, and all of our friends and families,” she said in a statement on her website.

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