Juventus star Paulo Dybala has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. The Argentine becomes the second Juventus player to contract the virus after Daniele Rugani. Italy, particularly, has been the worst affected nation in Europe as over 1,000 people have succumbed to the virus.
Juventus released a statement claiming that over 121 people have been quarantined since Daniele Rugani tested positive. This includes players, staff members, managers, escorts, club employees, etc. These people have been asked to undergo self-quarantine in their own homes in order to avoid any further contact with the rest of the population.
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According to El Nacional, Paulo Dybala has tested positive for coronavirus. The player has been quarantined according to the report. Other players were also asked to undergo self-quarantine, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi had claimed earlier this week that he would be self-isolating in a hotel in order to avoid any possible contact with his family who might be at a larger risk.
Juventus, in a statement, confirmed that Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus. The club also asserted that the club have activated all the isolation procedures as required by law. This also includes a census on those who had been in contact with the affected players. However, the club is yet to confirm the Paulo Dybala coronavirus rumours.
Avrete letto la notizia e per questo ci tengo a tranquillizzare tutti coloro che si stanno preoccupando per me, sto bene.— Daniele Rugani (@DanieleRugani) March 12, 2020
Invito tutti a rispettare le regole, perché questo virus non fa distinzioni! Facciamolo per noi stessi, per i nostri cari e per chi ci circonda.#grazie pic.twitter.com/1QqewIKjie
A number of sporting events including the Serie A have been suspended until April 3 citing an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country. It is reported that over 12,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Italy. The death toll has risen to 1,000 people, including 400 deaths in the past three days.