A former Brazilian football star urged fans Wednesday to stay home as part of the global fight against the novel coronavirus. 

“The best thing to do now is to stay home as recommended by the world health authorities and governments,” Spanish La Liga club Real Valladolid’s chairman Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima — commonly known as Ronaldo — said on social media.

Ronaldo, 43, said on the Spanish club’s Twitter account that people should exercise lots of patience and responsibility to minimize the effects of the coronavirus outbreak as the world is going through a difficult time.

He said

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