Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest sports star to test positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
On Tuesday, the Portuguese Football Association confirmed the news. According to the statement, Ronaldo “is doing well, without symptoms.”
Of course, there are some concerns after a photo surfaced on social media that showed Ronaldo and his teammates huddled around a table with no one wearing masks.
TMZ Sports shared the photo.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 7.53 million confirmed cases and 211,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.