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Basketball legend Patrick Ewing hospitalised with COVID-19

Saturday - May 23, 2020 8:07 am , Category : SPORTS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown University coach, Patrick Ewing has announced that he is being treated at a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly," the 57-year-old said, Xinhua reported.
"I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine and we will all get through this."

A statement released by the university on Friday said Ewing is the only team member who contracted the virus, and he is isolated at a local hospital.

The legendary center forward, who won two Olympic gold medals, helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA championship as a player, and returned to his alma mater in 2017 as head basketball coach.

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