Juventus suspend training as 3 Pianese players test positive for coronavirus

Juventus suspend training as 3 Pianese players test positive for coronavirus

- Juventus have suspended all training sessions after it was discovered that some players from Pianese tested positive for coronavirus

- Juventus has thus quarantined their entire Under-23 squad to protect them

- The team insists that none of its footballers has shown symptom for the disease

- Coronavirus has plagued some parts of the world including Italy

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Juventus have quarantined their entire Under-23 squad and ceased the team's training after players of recent opponents Pianese tested positive for the illness.

The Bianconeri's second team faced Serie C rivals Pianese in Turin on February 23 and since then the club has confirmed four players have tested positive for the virus.

For that matter, Juventus have taken preventative measures.

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The team insists, however, that none of their players have shown symptoms.

"The training activities of the Juventus Under 23 team are temporarily suspended," a statement read on Saturday.

"The preventive measure was decided upon indication, and pending further official communications, by the health authorities of Alessandria (Hygiene and Public Health Service - SISP), with whom the Juventus health personnel are in constant contact.

"The reason is the new cases of contagion of COVID-19, which have emerged in the last few hours among the players of the US Pianese, who the Bianconeri faced on February 23 at the Moccagatta in Alessandria.

"It is specified that, six days after the game, the Juventus players remain asymptomatic and are under medical supervision. Juventus is in constant contact with LegaPro," the statement said.

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Meanwhile, coronavirus' spread to Italy has wreaked havoc on sporting events, leading to postponements at all levels, including Serie A.

Top-flight matches have been postponed for a second successive weekend, with Sunday's Derby d'Italia among those to be called off and rescheduled.

In a recent report by YEN.com.gh, Ghana’s neighbouring countries Togo and Cameroun, have confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Also, US President Donald Trump has donated a sum of $100,000 to help fight coronavirus.

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