The San Francisco 49ers are the latest NFL franchise to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, multiple reports surfaced stating the 49ers have closed down team facilities due to positive COVID-19 tests.
It could be troublesome, considering the 49ers are set to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. Green Bay also had a player test positive in running back AJ Dillon.
From Pro Football Talk:
According to multiple reports, the 49ers have closed their facility on Wednesday after receiving a positive result from their latest round of COVID-19 testing. It is not known if the positive result came from testing of players, coaches or other team personnel.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 9.28 million confirmed cases and 231,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.