This Juventus Star ‘Fine’ After Being Tested Positive of Coronavirus
- Updated: March 13, 2020
Juventus star Daniele Rugani was found to be ‘fine’ after being tested positive of Coronavirus. “You’ve read the news, so I want to reassure everyone who’s worried about me, I’m fine,” Rugani said on Twitter.
“I urge everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinction! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us” he further added.
Meanwhile, all sport in Italy has been suspended until April 3 with the country being affected by coronavirus. Also, Reuters have reported the entire Juventus squad will spend two weeks in quarantine. The Serie A side activated “all the isolation procedures required by law”, including for those who have come into contact with Rugani.
The team said in a statement that Juventus star Daniele Rugani was “currently asymptomatic,” but that the club was following isolation procedures required by law for him and anyone who has had contact with him.
Juventus star Daniele Rugani is not the first player in Europe to test positive for the disease. Hannover 96’s Timo Hubers was previously tested positive of coronavirus and since then has been kept in isolation.
Coronavirus Impact on the Sporting World
Meanwhile, various other sporting tournaments are being held behind closed doors amid coronavirus outbreak. The ISL 2020 final between Athletico de Kolkata and Chennayin FC will be played behind closed doors as a safety measure. Football games across Europe are being held behind closed doors as well. The La Liga matches in Spain have been postponed for two weeks. An entire season in the NBA has been suspended after a player has been tested positive of coronavirus. The Champions League match between Real Madrid and Manchester City has been postponed. Also, the Indian Open Badminton tournament is to be played between empty stands.