Cristiano Ronaldo test positive for COVID 19 while with his country’s national soccer team. The Portuguese soccer federation announced on Tuesday that the soccer superstar was doing well and asymptomatic.
Ronaldo shared a photograph of himself with the rest of the team having dinner without a mask or social distancing.
Ronaldo, known for being one of the most prolific goal scorers in the sport’s history, joins the lists of high-profile athletes that have contracted the virus. The other sports icons who have tested positive include NFL players Stephon Gilmore and Cam Newton, and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday there were more than 700,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Europe last week, a jump of 34% from the previous week. Britain, France, Russia, and Spain accounted for more than half of the new infections.
The soccer federations are trying to recover all the financial loss from the past months with different world leagues’ return. Most world soccer leagues have opted for playing games without an audience to avoid the spread of the virus.
Ronaldo will miss his country’s next Nations League game against Sweden on Wednesday and the Juventus’ upcoming matches. His fans look forward to seeing him back in the field soon.