Coronavirus has spread worldwide as a pandemic and has disarrayed a sporting calendar. Most of the major sporting events have either been canceled or postponed. Some of the events are being conducted inside the closed doors without the presence of fans.
However, with the outbreak of the virus uncontrollably and the sports personalities showing symptoms and also diagnosed with the virus, this has created a major threat across a range of sports - from athletics, rugby and golf to football, tennis, and motorsports. Utah Jazz's center Rudy Gobert was the first top-class player to be tested positive for the coronavirus while Juventus' Daniele Rugani was the first top-class footballer to be diagnosed with the virus.
Corona Virus Update Worldwide:
While most of the sports like the NBA, Champions League, MLS, NHL have been suspended, the recent discovery of the virus in some of the Premier League Sportsperson has created a chaos in the future of Premier League 2019-20. After Arsenal's manager Mikel Arteta, Chelsea's winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was also tested positive for the virus. Earlier, Sampdoria's striker Manolo Gabbiadini was also tested positive for the virus becoming the second Serie A player.
Here is the list of Sports Personalities diagnosed with the COVID-19
- Rudy Gobert- Utah Jazz center (NBA)
- Donovan Mitchell- Utah Jazz point guard (NBA)
- Christian Wood- Detroit Pistons (NBA)
- Kevin Durant- Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
- 3 Unnamed Brooklyn Nets players
- Chris Kielsmeier (Cleveland State University's women's basketball coach)
- Timo Hubers- Hannover 96 defender (2. Bundesliga)
- Daniele Rugani- Juventus FC defender (Serie A)
- Mikel Arteta- Arsenal FC head coach (Premier League)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi- Chelsea FC winger (Premier League)
- Manolo Gabbiadini- Sampdoria striker (Serie A)
- Omar Colley- Sampdoria (Serie A)
- Albin Ekdal- Sampdoria (Serie A)
- Antonino La Gumina- Sampdoria (Serie A)
- Morten Thorsby- Sampdoria (Serie A)
- Ezequiel Garay - First La Liga player
- Blaise Matuidi- Juventus (Serie A)
- Eliaquim Mangala- Valencia (La Liga)
Patrick Cutrone- Fiorentina on loan from Wolves
- Five unnamed Espanyol players
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