The COVID-19 continues its stampede through the world of sports, this time affecting the athletes themselves.
These celebrities have tested positive for CoVid-19. / Photos: twitter.com/DanieleRugani, twitter.com/TreyThompkins, instagram.com/fernandogaviriarendon
LatinAmerican Post | Juan Manuel Londoño
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Perhaps there has been no other sector more affected by human activity by the recent pandemic than sports. Drawing large crowds and traveling around the world, athletes have become easy targets for the Coronavirus, which has various sports organizations paralyzed. Here at LatinAmerican Post, we bring you some of the athletes who have contracted the Coronavirus and how their respective organizations have responded.
The NBA's Utah Jazz center professional basketball player is perhaps one of the most controversial examples of the Coronavirus. The two-time defensive player of the year revealed Wednesday that he had been infected by the virus, after holding a press conference on Monday in which he touched the journalists' cameras and equipment as a joke. His irresponsible behavior forced the NBA to suspend all preseason games until further notice. His teammates have also accused him of not taking the illness seriously since according to them, he was touching their implements and lockers with disdain during his rest periods.
Rudy Gobert, ya infectado, bromeaba con el tema el lunes pasado tocando todos los micrófonos.— Joshúa Maya (@PlaysOfTheWeek) March 12, 2020
Hoy se confirma que da positivo y eso deriva en la suspensión de la temporada de la #NBA hasta nuevo aviso. pic.twitter.com/Pux5jYzUh1
The Juventus defender posted on Twitter after his COVID-19 case was confirmed. "You will have read the news and that is why I want to reassure everyone who cares about me, I am fine. I urge everyone to respect the rules because this virus makes no distinctions! Let's do it for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for those around us.”
Avrete letto la notizia e per questo ci tengo a tranquillizzare tutti coloro che si stanno preoccupando per me, sto bene.— Daniele Rugani (@DanieleRugani) March 12, 2020
Invito tutti a rispettare le regole, perché questo virus non fa distinzioni! Facciamolo per noi stessi, per i nostri cari e per chi ci circonda.#grazie pic.twitter.com/1QqewIKjie
The Colombian cyclist would have confirmed on Wednesday that he has acquired the virus. However, he insists that he is in good health and is currently being held in an Abu Dhabi hospital. The race in which he was participating, the UAE Tour, was suspended two days before its end. The winner of two stages of the Tour de France in 2018 spoke on Instagram for his followers.
The Real Madrid basketball player tested positive for Coronavirus and caused both the organization's soccer and basketball teams to be quarantined. Everyone working at the Real Madrid complex is expected to also be quarantined.
Thank you to EVERYONE who has sent love and/or checked up on me. I’m feeling great and just waiting for the virus to pass at this point. Really means a lot— Trey Thompkins (@TreyThompkins) March 12, 2020
The Chelsea player also tested positive for Coronavirus last Friday. In response to his infection, the London squad decided to quarantine the entire team. The club's training facilities will also be closed. "Hudson-Odoi showed symptoms similar to a mild cold Monday morning and was not in training as a precaution. Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum looks healthy and hopes to return to training camp soon," he said. in a statement the club.
Club statement.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 13, 2020
The coronavirus continues to be a headache for the different sports organizations in the world, which face an enemy that advances with more speed than they can react. We will have to wait for this problem to be solved quickly so that we can return to the sports stage and, above all, enjoy the next Olympic games.