Jamaica-born basketball legend recently revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The 57-year-old Georgetown University men’s basketball team coach and NBA Hall of Fame center said he decided to shared his diagnosis to highlight the fact that the virus can affect anyone.
In a statement from the university’s athletic department, Ewing said:
“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19.”
“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 the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
On Friday, Georgetown Athletics released a statement saying “Ewing is under care and isolated at a local hospital. He is the only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program to have tested positive for the virus.”
As of early Sunday morning, there were over 1.64 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and more than 76,000 deaths.
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