Newcastle winger Christian Atsu is one of the few Magpies not currently staying in Newcastle. Christian has returned to his native Ghana, which so far hasn’t been hit as hard as some countries with the coronavirus.
To date, there are 68 confirmed cases in the West African nation, but, unfortunately, there have been four people pass away.
The Ghanaian government has banned mass gatherings but Christian is able to train on the beaches in the capital of Accra to try and keep fit.
GhanaWeb have published some comments from the 28-year-old about how he is getting on during this pandemic.
“People are buying sanitizer and a lot of things to clean their hands so, for now, it is very safe.
“The government has banned gatherings in the country, as the UK did, so for me, it is very strange because I can’t watch football because there is no football anywhere to watch and normally when I’m not training, I’m watching football.
“But I’m training and doing everything to keep in shape, to pick up with the season, because I believe the Premier League will be OK soon so I have to train and keep my fitness levels up.
“We are all praying for everyone affected by this virus. I believe we must all take good care of ourselves and we will try everything to fight this virus – and I know, if we are united, we are going to fight this virus, and we are going to win.”
Christian is a very positive individual and has always had a great attitude. There’s no doubt that we will overcome this virus. It’s just a question of when.