With the increasing cases of COVID-19, people being put into quarantine(self-isolation) Ronaldo rose like a beam of hope for people. With more than 200 cases getting surfaced in Portugal, his statement of moulding his hotels into hospitals for the suffering victims of the virus was enlightenment for the crowd.
But lately, in the recent reports, the hotel staff has denied Ronaldo’s statements, confirming that they were not presented with any such instructions of the following temporary transformation.
The spokesperson from the concerned hotel further stated that “We are a hotel. We are not going to be a hospital. It is a day like everyone else, we are and will remain a hotel. We are being phoned by the press. I wish you a nice day”.
Ronaldo has been in quarantine in Madeira after it came to light that one of his Juventus teammates Daniele Rugani tested positive for the virus.
The 35-year-old was quick to send a message of support to fans amid the chaos.
“The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us,” Ronaldo wrote in a post on social media.
“I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world.
“It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. Protecting human life must come above any other interests.
“I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them, my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus, like my team-mate Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to save others.”
The Juventus players, members of the staff and those who came into contact with Rugani are in voluntary isolation, the Serie A club had said.