Anthony Joshua will be in home isolation in the near future. The British boxer came into contact with Prince Charles, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus, earlier this month.
The world heavyweight champion at boxing unions IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA attended a service on March 9 at Westminster Abbey, which also included Prince Charles. On Wednesday it was announced that 71-year-old Charles has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
“Anthony is home, in line with government curtailments,” Joshua spokesperson told British tabloid Daily Mail. “He’s fine and in good health.”
Joshua is scheduled for a world title fight against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on June 20. However, the global corona crisis makes it highly unlikely that the London meeting will continue.
“It’s impossible to fight on June 20, even though I’m ready,” Pulev told news agency last week Reuters. “It will be a few months later, perhaps towards the end of 2020.”
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- The coronavirus mainly spreads from person to person via sneezing and cough drops. The chance of becoming infected through surfaces such as door handles is small. This chance decreases if you wash your hands often.
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