Athletes send messages of support

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 in game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 in game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Athletes from across the world have been using social media to send messages of hope and support during this difficult time. Here are some of the latest posts from your favourite sportspeople, complete with helpful tips on how everyone can help tackle the spread of the COVID-19 illness.

USA basketball’s Steph Curry encourages everybody to ‘do their part’ to flatten the curve of the virus through social distancing and good hand hygiene.

Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali sends a message of solidarity even when practicing social distancing, with the words: ‘Distant but United’.

Equestrian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander encourages people to ‘put health and safety first’ and ‘look out for each other’ during these tough times.

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We are facing a tough time ahead of us, where taking social responsibility matters more than ever. At this moment, the sport is less important. Let's put health and safety first. None of us knows at this moment what the final outcome will be, or how long this situation will last, but let's do our best to make our everyday life as meaningful as possible, and bring in some positivity to our lives🌞. Hopefully, things will be back to normal in the nearest future. At times like this, being around horses and our loved ones matter more than ever, even though most of us need to keep a distance to each other. Keep safe and look out for each other in the coming weeks! 🙏 ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #keepsafe #love #family #staypositive #withlove #staysafe #staystrong #letsfightthistogether 📷 @photolena

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Baseball player Carlos Correa gives sound practical advice, along with a message of hope that ‘sunny days are ahead of us’.

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza shows how easy it is for everyone to get involved in the hand sanitising routine.

FIFA teamed up with the WHO to break down the five key tactics for tackling the virus.

But despite taking the situation seriously, athletes are still finding ways to keep themselves entertained while staying in good shape.

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks keeps his reactions sharp with his very own home training routine. Look out for this drill on NBA courts in the near future.

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka settles in for the evening with a frankly delicious-looking fondue and a message to ‘stay safe’.

Geraint Thomas swaps the open roads for the internet, with an online race around Watopia.