Recently, Spanish media publication Marca claimed that Portugese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has transformed two of his hotels into hospitals for free treatment of Coronavirus / Covid-19 for the masses, to ease the situation where 200 people have been confirmed positive in the Iberian nation. Marca claimed that all expenses will be paid by the Juventus attacker himself. The news found much love in social media, with people sharing the news on their timelines and status boxes.
Later, Marca deleted the news from their website and social media accounts in midst of questions over legitimacy of the news. Staff from one of the hotels promptly rejected the news. A spokesperson said Goal: “We are a hotel. We are not going to be a hospital. It is a day like everyone else, we are and will remain a hotel. We are being phoned by the press. I wish you a nice day.”
Ronaldo himself have been in quarantine in Madeira after the news of Juve teammate Daniel Rugani being tested positive for Coronavirus came to light. Rumours of another Juve player, Paulo Dybala being tested positive for the virus have been gaining popularity on social media, but it is still unconfirmed. About the pandemic, Ronaldo said: “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us.”
“I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world. It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. Protecting human life must come above any other interests. 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 Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to save others,” Ronaldo added.