Saints Coach Sean Payton says he tested positive for coronavirus


New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton has tested positive for the new coronavirus, he told ESPN. Payton’s case makes him the first NFL coach, front-office executive or player known to have tested positive during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Payton told ESPN that he was publicizing his case because he wants people to heed advice about social distancing to limit the spread of the virus.

“This is not just about social distancing,” Payton told ESPN. “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. Take a minute to understand what the experts are saying. It’s not complicated to do what they’re asking of us. Just that type of small investment by every one of us will have a dramatic impact.”

“I was fortunate to be in the minority, without the serious side effects that some have,” he continued. “I’m lucky. Younger people feel like they can handle this, but they can be a carrier to someone who can’t handle it. So we all need to do our part. It’s important for every one of us to do our part.”

Source : The Washington Post


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