Cristiano Ronaldo’s influencer sister, 43, is taken to hospital with pneumonia after contracting Covid
- Katia Aveiro, 43, revealed she was hospitalized on her native island of Madeira
- The singer-turned-influencer is treated at the Dr. Nelio Mendonca Hospital
- She admitted she contracted pneumonia as a result of the virus
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has been hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications in her fight against Covid.
Katia Aveiro, 43, revealed she was hospitalized on her native island of Madeira in an Instagram post.
She is being treated at the Dr. Nelio Mendonca Hospital, the same place Cristiano’s loving mother was taken for emergency surgery after her stroke last year.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a brush with Covid last October and tested positive for the virus twice, although he was asymptomatic.
Now singer-influencer Katia, who now lives in Brazil most of the time, said next to a photo of her in bed on an IV: “This is the last type of publication I would want to write.
“I’ve been trying not to do it for the past few days, but as the news travels fast, and out of respect for those who follow me and care for me and my loved ones, I will share the truth with you.
Katia Aveiro, 43, revealed she was hospitalized on her native island of Madeira in an Instagram post
Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured with his sister Katia Aveiro in Lisbon, October 2008
“I’m captivated by this damn virus. I tested positive on July 17 and have been in home isolation ever since.
“I was doing well, few symptoms and I followed protocol.
“Everyone at home stayed away from mommy and the videos I’ve published where I’m outside were taken before I tested positive.
“Unfortunately, I started to get worse last Friday.”
Pictured: Katia Aveiro
She admitted she contracted pneumonia as a result of the virus and added: “I was hospitalized and here I am, doing everything I had to do and recovering thanks to God and thanks to the amazing medical team here. ‘
In October 2020, Portuguese football authorities revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo had tested positive for coronavirus.
He was reported to be asymptomatic, but went into isolation. It came just days after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner played for Portugal against France in the Nations League and Spain in an international friendly.
Ronaldo immediately left the national team after returning his positive test.
Ronaldo’s result led to another round of testing for the rest of the squad, all of whom tested negative.
UEFA allowed Ronaldo to take another test just 48 hours before the game – due to his very low viral load – but the striker posted another positive result.
He also showed no symptoms when he tested positive for the second time.
Last October, Katia made headlines after she appeared to ruin the positive outcome of Cristiano’s coronavirus in a bizarre diatribe.
She vented her anger after it emerged that the Juventus attacker had asked another lab to test him for Covid after two positives in the lab used by the Portuguese FA.
Another non-lab test after his first positive would have come back inconclusive when she made her comments.
She then took a calmer tone by insisting on social media that she respected the coronavirus but claimed there were other illnesses and health issues that should be respected in the same way.
She said at the time: “I really respect this virus and I would never say the opposite.
“But I don’t agree to bring the world to a standstill.
‘There are people who have stopped working, there are people with mental health problems and people who are suicidal.
‘That too must be respected. I want things to return to normal and God to protect us from human harm.”