Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani came out positive for coronavirus last night.
The Italian giants are currently undertaking all precautionary measures to prevent the spread within the team and outside too – Juventus are “activating all the isolation procedures required by law”, which includes isolating players and placing Rugani in quarantine.
Rugani, however, is not showing any symptoms of the Covid-19 virus yet but has been tested positive for the virus. He has appeared for Juventus only seven times in this season. The last match he showed up for was the Juve and Inter Milan clash, where he was not used as a substitute, hence he was on the bench.
Rugani has appeared for the Italian National Team seven times and won four Serie A with Juventus.
Inter Milan has also taken action on their end where “all competitive activities are suspended until further notice”. They have called off their Europa League clash with Getafe, which was supposed to be played on Thursday and will likely be testing their players after Rugani’s diagnosis.
Rugani had even shared a photo earlier this week on social media as he smiled with his teammates in the Juve dressing room. Any of his teammates could have caught the virus.
— Daniele Rugani (@DanieleRugani) March 8, 2020
Italy’s confirmed cases are rising up – 12,000 currently – and fatality rate of 827. At this rate, the Serie A is most likely to be closed prematurely.