U.S. Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing Down With COVID-19
U.S. Basketball hall-of-famer Patrick Ewing announced on Friday that he has contracted the coronavirus and has been hospitalised.
“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serous and should not be taken lightly,” the Jamaica-born Ewing said.
“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 healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
Here is the statement by the university:
The 57 year-old Ewing played basketball between 1985 and 2002, predominantly for New York Knicks.
In other news, Guinean singer Mory Kante, who helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s, has died in the capital Conakry, his family said. He was 70. Kanté died in a hospital on Friday, May 22 in the capital, Conakry, aged 70.