The Rock and his family all tested positive for coronavirus after catching it from 'close friends'

Ben Arnold
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Lauren Hashian and Dwayne Johnson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson and his wife Lauren Hashian (Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Dwayne Johnson has warned fans to be 'strict about having people over', after revealing that he and his family all tested positive for coronavirus.

Though he added that they are now 'on the other end of it', he said that they had caught it from 'very close family friends' who were unaware that they had it themselves.

He said that he, his wife Lauren and their two and four-year-old daughters Jasmine and Tiana all tested positive just over two weeks ago.

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In a video posted to his Instagram account, the 48-year-old action star 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.

“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.

“My number one priority is to always protect my family. We are counting our blessings right now 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.

“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. It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask. It is a fact. And it is the right thing to do.”

Johnson also offered up a check list of advice in his post, including 'boost your immune system', 'stay positive' and 'care for your fellow human beings'.

He joins a host of celebrities that have contracted the virus, including Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Bryan Cranston, Idris Elba and Antonio Banderas.