- Coronavirus hots wrestling world as WWE record first case ahead of Monday Night Raw
- The yet to be identified WWE worker tested positive for the virus after being exposed to infected healthcare workers
- The US is currently the worst-hit country with over 500,000 cases of COVID-19
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have confirmed their first case of the dreaded coronavirus.
A staff member within the company is said to have contracted the virus after coming into contact with two infected healthcare workers.
According to a statement released by WWE, the employee whose identity remains confidential did not expose any other colleague to the virus after being infected.
“A WWE employee has tested positive for COVID-19. We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a room-mate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE’s TV production on a closed set was already complete," the statement said.
"The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery," WWE added.
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SunSport reports a memo signed by wrestling legend Tripple H had previously been sent to WWE workers notifying them one of their own had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the announcement came just hours ahead of Monday Night Raw, but the wrestlers will reportedly push forward with scheduled events.
Legit.ng earlier reported that WWE legend Hulk Hogan has controversially claimed the world may not need a vaccine for coronavirus because the pandemic is an act of God.
The dreaded virus which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has already claimed thousands of lives with nearly 1.4 million people contracting it globally.
With the numbers surging by day, major global activities including sports have been suspended in a bid to combat further spread.
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