Gary Mackay-Steven is in self-isolation after the former Aberdeen and Celtic winger’s current club New York City confirmed their current situation.

The Covid-19 pandemic is dominating headlines worldwide and is causing widespread anguish for many. So far, over 250,000 cases have been diagnosed globally.

New York is being seriously affected. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Aberdeen and Celtic’s former star has now been directly affected. New York City have recently confirmed their first case of Covid-19 within the camp, confirming all first-team players were heading into self-isolation as a result.

“A member of the Club’s Sporting Department has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” a City statement reads. “The individual is feeling well after displaying mild symptoms and is observing appropriate isolation protocols.

“NYCFC has been working closely with local infectious disease specialists who have instructed players, team staff and those believed to have come in close contact to maintain self-isolation and immediately report any symptoms they may be experiencing to team medical personnel. No other cases within NYCFC have been identified at this time.”

Everyone is getting hit

New York is getting hit pretty bad by the pandemic, with roughly 5,000 infected. That’s more than the entire UK’s confirmed patients as the city becomes the epicentre of America’s virus battle.

Gary Mackay-Steven is self-isolating.

Gary Mackay-Steven is self-isolating. (Photo by Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Mackay-Steven as a result will be forced to separate from normality like many other citizens temporarily. It really doesn’t matter what walk of life you’re from, the virus is hitting everyone exactly the same.

It’s a worrying situation that we can only hope gets better – but it’s unlikely to do so anytime soon.

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