Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo encouraged people to stay at home as part of the global fight against the novel coronavirus.

“Feeling very thankful to have my mum home from hospital and recovering. Look after your families and loved ones. #stayhomesavelives,” Ronaldo said on Sunday on Instagram as the Juventus forward shared a family photo.

Following Juventus’ 2-0 league win against Inter Milan on March 8, Ronaldo travelled to Portugal’s Madeira island to see his mother as Maria Dolores Aveiro suffered from a stroke.

Ronaldo did not return to Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.

On Saturday, Italy reported

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