In the US, Basketball great Patrick Ewing has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
The former New York Knicks star, who is now the head coach of Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team, said he wanted to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that the virus can affect anyone.
In a post on Twitter, Ewing, 57, who played 17 seasons in the NBA said: “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly.
“I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”