Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, reacted on her Instagram, talking about the wake-up call people have gotten from the positive test.
Cases in Europe continue to rise and raise concerns. Aveiro addressed the impact that Ronaldo’s positive test has had.
“If Cristiano Ronaldo is the one who has to wake the world up, I have to say that this Portuguese really is an envoy from God,” Aveiro wrote on Instagram. “Thank you!
“I believe that, today, thousands of people who have come to believe so much in this pandemic, in the tests and the measures taken will, like me, see it is the biggest fraud I’ve seen since I was born.
“A phrase that I read today and that I stood up to applaud: ‘Enough fooling the entire world’. Someone, open your eyes, please.”
Ronaldo was on duty with Portugal when he tested positive, missing the Nations League clash against Sweden. He is most likely going to miss the Juventus game against Crotone on Oct. 17.
He is currently quarantining in Italy. He hopes to play in the upcoming game against Barcelona FC. Ronaldo will need to test negative a week before the match to participate.
“The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation,” a statement from the Portuguese Football Federation read.
“Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon.”