- Cristiano Ronaldo is currently on a self-quarantine in his native Portugal
- The 35-year old is unwilling to return to Italy which has recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe
- He however sent his message of goodwill to victims including his teammate Danielle Rugani in a lengthy statement on social media
- The coronavirus has crippled sporting activities across the world with the Serie A, La Liga and Premier League suffering suspension for at least three weeks
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on the viral coronavirus that has brought footballing activities to a halt.
Ronaldo is currently on a self-quarantine in his native Madeira in Portugal, where he went to check on his mother who suffered a stroke.
Following reports that his teammate Danielle Rugani tested positive for the coronavirus, Ronaldo made it clear he would not be returning to Italy until the situation was under control.
The 35-year old, whose passion for physical health is evident in the way he takes care of himself, took to his social media to issue a passionate statement on the whole situation.
“I speak to you not as a football player, but a son, father and human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world,” Ronaldo said in a statement.
Italy is currently the hardest hit European country, with 10 towns being declared a red zone.
A total of 15,113 infections have been recorded, with more than 1000 people losing their lives.
In the wake of the spread of the virus, Ronaldo sent a message of goodwill to any affected parties as he reiterated the importance of human life over everything else.
He also exhibited some class by specifically singling out team mate Rugani with the get-well-soon message.
“I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them; my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus like my team mate Danielle Rugani and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to save others," Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez has been offering glimpses of her bae’s situation in Madeira and from the looks of things, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in safe hands.
He has been in the company of his two sisters and mother Dolores Aveiro.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has been cleared not to be a carrier of the deadly coronavirus despite being held in quarantine in his native country of Portugal since early this week.
Miguel Albuquerque who is the president of the Madeira regional government explained this which means Cristiano Ronaldo has tested negative to the disease.
This latest development will be a great one for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family and also his lovers in many parts of the world who have been worried about the footballer.
The former Real Madrid star travelled to Portugal on Monday to check his mother who is down with illness and receiving treatments in the hospital.
It was during this period that the news of Ronaldo's teammate Danieli Rugani contracting the disease broke out in which other players were kept in isolation.
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