Manolo Gabbiadini Coronavirus Report 'positive', Becomes Second Serie A Player Infected

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Manolo Gabbiadini coronavirus: Sampdoria star becomes second to test positive for the virus. The Serie A club confirmed that Gabbiadini is in isolation.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
Manolo Gabbiadini coronavirus

Manolo Gabbiadini is the latest sports personnel to test positive for coronavirus after Serie A club Sampdoria confirmed that the former Southampton striker has contracted the virus. Manolo Gabbiadini is now the second player in the Serie A to test positive for COVID-19. Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first Serie A player to contract the virus.

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Serie A coronavirus: Manolo Gabbiadini coronavirus

Sampdoria released an official statement on Thursday to notify about Manolo Gabbiadini, stating the club has suspended all training activities until further notice. The statement further reads that Gabbiadini 'complained of slight fever but was otherwise fine'. The club has put the player into self-isolation and is activating all isolation procedures as laid out by the authorities. 

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Serie A coronavirus: Manolo Gabbiadini coronavirus

The 28-year-old took to social media to confirm the reports while thanking fans for all the support and messages he received. Gabbiadini further allayed any fears about his health and urged his supporters to 'follow the rules and stay at home'.

Gabbiadini, who has also played for Napoli and Bologna, played 23 matches this season, scoring seven goals for the Serie A club. 

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Meanwhile, Rugani who tested positive on Wednesday also took to social media to reassure fans of his health. Rugani added, 'I urge everyone to respect the rules because this virus makes no distinctions! Let's do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us.'


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As the outbreak in Italy continues to worsen, the Italian government has issued a lockdown in the country. Serie A remains suspended until April 3, with no word on if and when the current season will resume. 

Meanwhile, Juventus has put all its players in self-isolation after Rugani tested positive with COVID-19. Per local Portuguese authorities, Cristiano Ronaldo has been in quarantine in Madeira for several days but is not showing any symptoms of the virus.

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