Ronaldo quarantined after teammate tests positive for coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Mar, 2020. 02:04 pm

The world’s most famous soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is in quarantine after a teammate has confirmed positive with COVID-19.

Ronaldo last played for Juventus on Sunday, when he caught pantomiming high-fives.

He arrived at the empty stadium for the match played behind closed doors as coronavirus devastated Italy.

Teammate Daniele Rugani was later confirmed to have the potentially deadly illness.

Earlier, Rugani showed huddling up for a celebratory photo with the Italian club, including a shirtless Ronaldo.

Ronaldo visited Portugal to see his sick mom when the announcement came into highlights.

Cristiano Ronaldo now self-isolating and staying in Portugal until he knows it is safe to return.

Juventus confirmed defender Rugani’s infection on its website, saying he “currently asymptomatic.”

“Juventus Football Club currently activates all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him.”

The team’s rival on Sunday, Inter Milan, also said it suspended matches “until further notice.”

It also said, “The Club currently takes steps to put all the necessary procedures into place.”

The outbreak of the virus has led to a nationwide lockdown in Italy.

Soccer and all other sports have also faced suspension until April 3.

However, Juventus schedules to play French club Lyon at home in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Italy’s number of virus cases soared again Wednesday, to 12,462 infections and 827 deaths.

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