Coronavirus Outbreak: From Roger Federer to Kevin Pietersen, a look at how the sporting world is coping with self-isolation
We at Firstpost take a look at what sportspersons around the world have been getting up to in self-isolation this week
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced people of all nationalities to hunker down in their houses, safely sequestered away in an attempt to reign in the spread of COVID-19. For most of us, this period of self-isolation has chiefly consisted of watching Netflix in our underpants whilst pretending to work from home, but when you're a highly-skilled athlete, your quarantine routine looks a bit different. We at Firstpost take a look at what sportspersons around the world have been getting up to this week:
Footballers tried their hand (or foot) at the #KTAChallenge
— Mason Mount (@masonmount_10) April 3, 2020
Eric Cantona came through with some excellent advice for people on lockdown
Jemimah Rodrigues extolled the virtues washing over wiping
The more you concentrate on each individual, the funnier it gets https://t.co/WJoUhiPHS2
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) April 1, 2020
Roger Federer whacked some balls around in the snow
Another glimpse into the stay at home practice routine
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Stay positive. Keep active. Support one another. We will get through this together #stayhome pic.twitter.com/ZVqMZ2ZpXc
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 2, 2020
Kevin Pietersen went around interviewing just about anyone who would talk to him
Float like a butterfly, sting like Zhang Weili
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希望能再快一些力量衔接再协调一些 Hopefully a little bit faster and a little bit more coordinated#mma#wmma#ufc#mmatraining #mmagirls #mmafighters #mmalifestyle #mmaworld #mmalife #ufcfights #ufcfighter #ufcfightpass #ufcfortaleza #ufcfighters @suckerpunchent @pedrojordaobjj @john_yodpetch @secretofathleticism @rubenpayanjr @cai8005457
Toby Alderweireld surprised one very lucky NHS worker!
Stephen Curry hosted NBA Trivia on his IG live
It goes Wales, Golf, Madrid, in that order for Gareth Bale
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LaLiga: Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior to take COVID-19 test again after getting 'wrong' result
Zidane says Vinicius Junior's test was not positive, adding that sometimes the tests come back with an error, instead of a positive or negative outcome.
Premier League: Watford striker Andre Gray apologises for violating COVID-19 lockdown protocol at birthday party
As a result of the breach, Watford were forced to omit Gray and team-mates Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina from the squad for their weekend’s match in the Premier League against Southampton as a precaution.
Austrian football league to investigate COVID-19 testing procedures at clubs after Kapfenberger admit to oversight
While Kapfenberg initially denied any wrongdoing, club president Erwin Fuchs later acknowledged that the team doctor had probably overlooked a few players during testing last week.