In uncertain times, athletes send messages of support

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.

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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.

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.