Karl-Anthony Towns lets the world know about his mother's coronavirus diagnosis

Karl-Anthony Towns lets the world know about his mother's coronavirus diagnosis

The NBA star has urged people to take the virus seriously following his mother being put into a coma.

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Coronavirus has shaken the whole world. With more and more infections being reported every day and more countries taking steps to protect its citizens, we are in uncertain times.

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Everyone needs to take measures to protect themselves.

Karl-Anthony Towns has confirmed that he has been personally affected by the coronavirus. On the 25th of this month, the star took to his Instagram page to let his fans know about his mother's fight with coronavirus. This was done with the aim to use his voice to urge people to take precautions to stop the spread.

He shared a video with this touching caption:

"We can beat this, this is serious and we need to take every precaution.Sharing my story in the hopes that everyone stays at home! We need more equipment and we need to help those medical personnel on the front lines. Thank you to the medical staff who are helping my mom. You are all the true heroes! Praying for all of us at this difficult time."

"This disease is real," he said. "This disease needs not to be taken lightly. Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself."

As of Thursday, the above video has been viewed by 2.8-million people, most of whom commented with supportive messages.

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IMAGE: Karl-Anthony Towns official IG page

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