Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender, contracts deadly coronavirus

Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender, contracts deadly coronavirus

- Danielle Rugani has been confirmed as a carrier of deadly coronavirus

- He was part of Juventus squad for the clash against Inter Milan during the weekend, although he was on the bench

- Inter Milan’s game against Getafe has effectively been suspended as a result

- Italy is the hardest hit European country when it comes to coronavirus cases

Serie A leaders Juventus have announced that centre back Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus.

Amid an outbreak of the disease in Italy, Juventus issued a statement assuring the club were taking all the necessary isolation procedures as required by law.

This includes isolating every individual who has been in contact with Rugani over the past few days.

The 25-year old is however asymptomatic – meaning he is not exhibiting any symptoms of the disease despite testing positive.

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Rugani has only made seven appearances for Juventus this season as manager Maurizio Sarri seems to prefer new signing Matthijs de Ligt to him.

He was however an unused substitute in Juventus game against Inter Millan last weekend which was played behind closed doors.

Inter Millan were set to face Getafe in a Europa League clash on Thursday, March 12, but the game has now been suspended following the new development on Rugani.

"The club is taking steps to prepare all necessary procedures,” a statement from Inter Milan said.

In Italy, there is currently a countrywide lock-down as the country tries to reduce the spread of the virus.

In addition, the Italian government ordered the closure of all shops except food stores and pharmacies.

Meanwhile, Juventus are still topping the Serie A standings with 63 points after 26 games as manager Maurizio Sarri eyes his first ever domestic title with the Old Lady.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported how Juventus goalie Gianluigi Buffon saluted Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring the penalty that gave Old Lady a draw against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia semifinal first leg encounter.

AC Milan fans were hoping for a victory in this encounter before Cristiano Ronaldo's goal broke their hearts as Juventus now have the chance to progress to the final.

After returning for his second spell at Juventus last summer, Gianluigi Buffon has explained that one of the reasons he returned to the Old Lady is the chance to play with Ronaldo.

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