Rudy Gobert who became the first National Basketball Association player to catch Covid-19, showed his regret for not following precautions and said he wished he had taken the pandemic “more seriously.”
The Utah Jazz center while updating his fans via NBC official twitter handle on Sunday said he has been feeling a little better every single day.”
The Jazz All-Star reminded public to keep washing and sanitizing their hands and appealed the masses to avoid touching their faces and stop unnecessary contact with others.
“I wish I would have taken this thing more seriously and I hope everyone else will do so because we can do it together,” said Basketballer.
Gobert has donated USD 500,000 to assist people affected by the novel Coronavirus. The Frenchman has pledged USD 200,000 to part-time employees of the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Another $100,000 each is being donated to support coronavirus-related social services in Utah and Oklahoma City and remaining €100,000 to his home country France the Utah Jazz revealed on Saturday.
Gobert recently faced public backlash on social media for a prank he pulled on media staff that could have endangered them and contributed to the spread. The baller was leaving a media event on March 9, when he in an attempt to jest palmed every microphone and recorder placed on the table in front of him. After testing positive for the virus, Gobert rendered a public apology on Instagram.