Karl Anthony-Cities has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, the NBA star revealed in a submit on social media on Jan. 15.
The Minnesota Timberwolves participant, who was the NBA’s no. 1 draft pick in 2015, shared that he discovered he was optimistic for COVID-19 previous to enjoying in Friday’s sport towards the Memphis Grizzlies. The sport has since been postponed. Karl, 25, wrote that he’ll “instantly isolate and observe each protocol.”
The optimistic take a look at comes 9 months after Karl’s mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns died attributable to issues from the coronavirus. She was 58.
Tragically, the athlete additionally lost six other family members to COVID-19 for the reason that starting of the pandemic, he shared with an ESPN reporter in December.
“I pray each day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I urge everybody to proceed to take it severely by taking the entire obligatory precautions,” Karl wrote on Twitter following his optimistic take a look at outcome. “We can not cease the unfold of this virus alone, it should be a bunch effort by all of us. It breaks my coronary heart that my household, and notably my father and sister proceed to endure from the nervousness that comes together with this prognosis as we all know all too nicely what the top outcome could possibly be.”