Juventus on Lockdown after three players tested positive for deadly coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Mar, 2020. 11:15 am
Juventus

Juventus is in lockdown and all the training sessions have been stopped after three players from the team tested positive for the Coronavirus.

As per details, Juventus  has put all their Under-23 players in quarantine after a trio from Serie C side Pianese tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Team Management announced the decision this evening, because the last opponents they faced were Pianese, who they defeated 1-0. With the illness spreading in that club, it has affected three players and the team manager.

Juve have told their Under-23 players to remain in their homes until March 8, but thankfully nobody has shown symptoms of the respiratory disease.

Before, the total had reached 1,049 of which people tested positive for the Coronavirus in Italy, with the death toll on 29.

The latest updates were given by the Italian government, which they now claim has risen to 1,128. The authorities have stated people should remain indoors and avoid contact with others.

People who already had pre-existing health conditions are said to be the ones most affected, but Cremona hospital has confirmed “there are some young people in intensive care. This virus is 500 times more ferocious than SARS.”

The most hit areas are Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna, while Bergamo and Milan have also been hit. Juventus’ penultimate clash with Inter Milan, which was scheduled to be played indoors on Saturday evening, was postponed and is set to take place next May, with more matches also expected to be cancelled in the coming days.

On the other hand The virus continued to spread around the world with countries in Europe announcing new cases, Iran revealing another jump in infections, and Qatar becoming the latest Middle Eastern country to report its first case.

Mainland China reported 573 new confirmed coronavirus cases taking the death toll to 2,870.

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