Patrick Ewing Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Says The Virus ‘Should Not Be Taken Lightly’

NBA Hall of Famer and former Georgetown Hoyas player Patrick Ewing is introduced as the Georgetown Hoyas' new head basketball coach at John Thompson Jr. Athletic Center on April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Another well-known figure has tested positive for the coronavirus. Patrick Ewing, an NBA legend who is now 57, announced on Friday that he had the virus. In a statement posted on Twitter, Ewing shared the news, and told his followers the virus is “serious and should not be taken lightly.” He then encouraged his followers to stay safe, and take care of one another and their loved ones.

He continued by offering gratitude to all of the healthcare workers who were fighting the virus on the front lines.

“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,” he said.

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