He was the only member of the university team to test positive for Coronavirus. And according to the university, Ewing is already in social isolation and under medical surveillance at the hospital.
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Through social media, Ewing made an appeal, saying that this virus it’s no joke. “I want to share that I tested positive for Coronavirus. This virus is serious and should not be underestimated. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones ”, he wrote.
The former player took the opportunity to thank all health professionals and those on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus. And he also said: “I will be fine and we will all get over it”.
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Ewing played most of his career in NBA fur New York Knicks, team of which he is an idol until today. Joined the Hall of Fame of basketball in 2008 and still has an Olympic medal won in Barcelona-1992.
One of the most recent confirmed cases was that of the left side Renan Lodi. The athlete, who defends Atletico Madrid, Spain, and is a frequent name of the Brazilian Olympic and main team, tested positive for the disease after a battery of tests aimed at resuming training at the Spanish club.
Another recently confirmed case is that of Tamires Moreno, handball. The Brazilian plays for Club Braila, from Romania, and was in the team that won gold last year at the Pan American Games in Lima. The first case in Brazil was the basketball pivot Maique. Altogether, there are already 11 infected Brazilians.