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Coronavirus in sports: Novak Djokovic and other players who have tested positive for COVID-19

Updated : 2020-06-24 17:50:03

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 9.24 million people globally, claiming about 4,77,000 lives so far. Famous personalities around the world including politicians, athletes, actors and businessmen have also been infected by the virus. Here are some of the athletes who have been infected.

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was one of the first footballers to contract coronavirus. His test results forced the Football Association to suspend the English Premier League. Hudson-Odoi made a full recovery. (Image: Twitter)
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was one of the first footballers to contract coronavirus. His test results forced the Football Association to suspend the English Premier League. Hudson-Odoi made a full recovery. (Image: Twitter)
Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani was the first Italian footballer to contract the virus. Soon after the 25-year-old's test results showed positive, the Serie A season was suspended and the entire Juventus squad, including one of the world's leading footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, had to be quarantined. (Image: Twitter)
Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani was the first Italian footballer to contract the virus. Soon after the 25-year-old's test results showed positive, the Serie A season was suspended and the entire Juventus squad, including one of the world's leading footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, had to be quarantined. (Image: Twitter)
Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi contracted the virus while he was involved in social service in the Balochistan region. Afridi retired from international cricket back in 2018, but remains involved in the game as he was last seen playing in the Pakistan Super League in March. (Image: AP)
Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi contracted the virus while he was involved in social service in the Balochistan region. Afridi retired from international cricket back in 2018, but remains involved in the game as he was last seen playing in the Pakistan Super League in March. (Image: AP)
Taufeeq Umar was the first Pakistani cricketers to be tested positive but has now recovered fully. However, after him a plethora of cricketers tested positive for the virus. The list includes Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz. (Image: Pakistan Cricket Board)
Taufeeq Umar was the first Pakistani cricketers to be tested positive but has now recovered fully. However, after him a plethora of cricketers tested positive for the virus. The list includes Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz. (Image: Pakistan Cricket Board)
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic contracted the virus along with his wife Jelena Djokovic. Djokovic was criticised for organising Adria Tour, a philanthropic tournament to raise money for the underprivileged in Serbia as social distancing norms went for a toss. (Image: AP)
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic contracted the virus along with his wife Jelena Djokovic. Djokovic was criticised for organising Adria Tour, a philanthropic tournament to raise money for the underprivileged in Serbia as social distancing norms went for a toss. (Image: AP)
Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to be tested positive for coronavirus back in April. Soon after he contracted the disease, the NBA called off its season for the rest of the year. (Image: Twitter)
Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to be tested positive for coronavirus back in April. Soon after he contracted the disease, the NBA called off its season for the rest of the year. (Image: Twitter)
Shobushi Kanji, 28, a professional sumo wrestler, is one of the youngest sportspersons to die of COVID-19 in the world. (Image: YouTube)
Shobushi Kanji, 28, a professional sumo wrestler, is one of the youngest sportspersons to die of COVID-19 in the world. (Image: YouTube)
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