Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Second Juventus player test positive for coronavirus

World Cup winner Matuidi catches coronavirus

Juventus confirmed on Tuesday that Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic;

The Italian club said in a statement. "Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-Covid-19."

Juve added 32-year-old Matuidi, who lifted the World Cup in 2018, is currently "in voluntary home isolation".

His club teammate, Daniele Rugani, was the first top-flight footballer to be diagnosed with coronavirus last Wednesday.

The 25-year-old was also asymptomatic and is currently self-isolating in a room at the team's J-Hotel, beside the Italian champions' training centre and the whole squad were all in quarantine after Rugani tested positive.

In total 12 Serie A players have been diagnosed with the illness which has killed more than 2 000 people in the Mediterranean country.

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