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The UAE Team Emirates riders have both been quarantined for over two weeks in the hospital, having tested positive for coronavirus after the UAE Tour. News came in the last days that both had been given the all-clear from subsequent test results, and were free to return home.
Gaviria confirmed the news via Instagram, Thursday, thanking medical staff, explaining that “the last tests they have done have been negative and the doctors have discharged me from the hospital.”
“Now I focus on being able to go home and seeing my family,” Gaviria said. “I hope and wish that this extraordinary situation will pass soon so that we can return to normality.”
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Agradecer a todo el equipo sanitario que se ha ocupado de mi en los Emiratos Arabes por su excelente trabajo y dedicación, y a todos aquellos que me han apoyado durante este periodo de convalecencia y recuperación. Los últimos tests que me han realizado han resultado negativos y los médicos me han dado el alta hospitalaria. Me enfoco ahora en poder volver a casa y reunirme con los míos. . Espero y deseo que esta situación extraordinaria pase pronto para poder volver a la normalidad. Un abrazo a todos, Fernando @mfbonilla
Richeze was released from hospital Wednesday, having also contracted the coronavirus at February’s UAE Tour.
“Finally, after eighteen days in the hospital, my last two COVID-19 tests were negative, and I was allowed to leave the hospital,” Richeze said on Facebook. “I want to thank the doctors and nurses for their care and my team for all the support.”