Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID-19, Sent Home to Isolate
Cristiano Ronaldo – arguably the most famous athlete in the world – has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Portuguese Football Association.
He’s already been fired from the team so he can quarantine himself at home.
The PFA released a statement saying Ronaldo “is doing fine, with no symptoms”. PFA did not say exactly WHEN Ronaldo tested positive.
Ronaldo’s teammates have all been retested after CR7’s positive result – with no new positives. The rest of the squad will continue to practice as usual in preparation for Wednesday’s game against Sweden in Portugal.
What is worrying is a photo Ronaldo posted on social media on Monday, showing him crowded around a table with his Portugal teammates.
No one in the photo is wearing a mask or social distancing.
Ronaldo, 35, played all 90 minutes when Portugal faced France on Sunday in France.
Only 1,000 supporters were allowed to enter the Stade de France to watch the match. The stadium typically accommodates around 80,000 people.
Ronaldo also played against Spain last week.
One of the big problems … medical experts say it can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days for a person infected with COVID to show symptoms.
In other words, it’s probably not safe to assume that his teammates are out of the woods yet. And, the decision to go ahead and train and play could spell disaster.
Just look at the NFL … where teams like the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots saw COVID spread among teammates and staff for days after the first positive test.
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