Coronavirus: NFL sees first confirmed case of Covid-19 as New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton tests positive

The NFL has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed on Thursday that he had tested positive for the disease, which continues to disrupt the calendars of the majority of sports around the world.

Payton told ESPN that he was tested on Monday and received his result on Thursday.

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“I was fortunate to be in the minority, without the serious side effects that some have,” the 56-year-old told the network.

He also urged people to take the health risk seriously, saying: “This is not just about social distancing.

“It’s shutting down here for a week to two weeks.

“If people understand the curve, and understand the bump, we can easily work together as a country to reduce it.”


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