The defending champions of the Italian ’Serie A’, Juventus, have reportedly cancelled all their training sessions, and the entire Under 23s team of the club is currently in quarantine due to coronavirus fears.
The Serie A giants made this announcement after their youth team played Serie C side Pianese, who thereafter had three players and their manager test positive for the virus.
The news has come as a shock to many football fans in diaspora and is causing chaos in Italy.
So far, no Juventus player has suffered any symptoms linked with the virus, however, the club have wasted no time in implementing a training ban due to fear that the coronavirus which is rapidly spreading across Italy might hit the Juventus squad.
Juventus youth team will have to self-quarantine at a secluded medical facility until March 8. According to Forbes and local sources in Italy, the training ban also includes Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates.
The Old Lady are yet to confirm a date for the rescheduled League Match against rivals Inter Milan following the postponement of the showdown that was initially fixed for Sunday Night March 1st.
The Serie A champions released a statement saying:
”The situation is being taken very seriously and the medical staff have told all the players to keep washing their hands and using hand gels.
”No one has tested positive but bearing in mind the Inter game has been postponed because of health concerns nothing is being taken for granted.
”Some of the players involved in the Under 23 match did train midweek with Ronaldo and the first team but that will now not happen again for a few weeks.”
With the rate of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, the country is becoming one of the most infected countries in the world.