Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19, Portugal’s Football Federation said in a statement on its website on October 13.
“He is completely asymptomatic, he is okay, without any symptoms, he doesn’t even know what happened to him,” Portugal head coach Fernando Santos told a news conference.
On Monday, the Juventus forward posted a photo on Twitter showing him and the rest of the Portugal squad having a meal together. The players were all close to each other at a table, with Ronaldo apparently taking the photo himself at the front end.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 12, 2020
Along with the tweet, Ronaldo wrote, in Portuguese, “United on and off the field!”
The federation said Ronaldo”s result prompted another round of tests for the rest of the Portugal squad. It said everyone else in the team tested negative.
Two other Portugal players had tested positive for Covid-19 recently, José Fonte and Anthony Lopes.
As the number of Coronavirus cases is increasing day-by-day, here are some of the athletes who have been infected by the virus-
- Vinesh Phogat
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat took to twitter on 28 August and revealed that she has tested positive for Covid-19. The 2018 Asian Games gold medallist wrote, “I have tested positive for Covid-19 in a test taken yesterday. I am currently showing no symptoms but have isolated myself. All my family members are also isolating. I would request everyone who has come in contact with me recently to get tested. Stay safe everyone! Thank you.”
I underwent a second COVID-19 test yesterday and am happy to report that I have received a negative result. While this is great news, I will be remaining in isolation as a precautionary measure. A big thank you to everyone for your prayers 😊🙏
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 1, 2020
- Manpreet Singh
Indian Hockey players including captain Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar, and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak, who reported to the National Hockey Camp in Sports Authority of India’s National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru along with the team, after a home break, have tested positive for Covid-19.
- Deepak Chahar
Chennai Super Kings bowler Deepak Chahar and 10-12 members of the team’s support staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Malti Chahar, sister of Deepak Chahar, reacted to the news and has come up with an emotional message on social media. She shared a pic of Deepak and wrote a message for the CSK family.
You are a true warrior, born to fight
Day is brighter after the darkest night
May you come out stronger than ever before
With love & prayers, waiting to see you roar.
(To all csk family🌼)#IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/YFuBfp0E5Q
— Malti Chahar🇮🇳 (@ChaharMalti) August 29, 2020
- Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, tested positive on June 23 and then apologized to all individuals who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organized in Serbia and Croatia. “I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for Covid-19 on September 24. His club in a statement said the 38-year-old was placed in quarantine at home and the health authorities had been informed.
“I tested negative for Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea,” said Ibrahimovic on Twitter.