Juventus Player, Blaise Matuidi, Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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Juventus Player, Blaise Matuidi, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Juventus midfielder, Blaise Matuidi, has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the second Juventus player to contract the virus after Daniele Rugani.

The French international has shown no symptoms associated with the virus but has been in self-isolation since Wednesday.

Last week, Juventus announced that defender, Daniele Rugani, became the first confirmed case of coronavirus at the club and in Serie A.

There were reports that Argentine forward, Paulo Dybala, had also contracted the virus but the club has not confirmed the case.

The club, however, announced officially that Matuidi has become the second confirmed Old Ladies player to contract Covid-19.

"Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19," a statement on the club's website read.

"The player, as of Wednesday 11 March, has been in voluntary home isolation. He will continue to be monitored and will follow the same regime. He is well and is asymptomatic."

Italy has been in strict lockdown for the last few weeks as the government tries to prevent a further outbreak in the country which has been the most hit in Europe.

Public events and gatherings have been banned while all shops, apart from food stores and pharmacies, closed for the time being.

Football and sporting activities have also been affected, with the Serie A suspended until at least April 3, while UEFA has announced that the Champions League and Europa League will be moved back by one month.

The European Championship which was scheduled to hold this summer has also been postponed till next year.

Over 7000 persons have died of coronavirus since December, with almost 200, 000 confirmed cases confirmed across the world.

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