Juventus' Daniele Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

Juventus' Daniele Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

Juventus' Daniele Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

The 25-year-old is asymptomatic, according to a club statement.

Juventus released an official statement on their website in the past hour, that the Italian national team defender has tested positive for the virus and although he is now showing no symptoms, the Bianconeri are activating all the procedures and precautions they are required to, by law.

Rugani has won four Serie A titles with Juve and played for Italy seven times, last featuring for the national team in 2018.

Italian soccer, along with all other sports in the country, has been suspended until April 3. Italy, the worst-affected country in Europe, has more than 12,000 confirmed cases, with a death toll of 827. Earlier in the day, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially deemed the coronavirus outbreak a "pandemic". Photos after the match showed him celebrating in the locker room, in close proximity with his teammates.

In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the club announced that Rugani has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, but is now asymptomatic.

On Wednesday, the Italian government announced more measures, including the closure of all shops except food stores and pharmacies.

Meanwhile, the Italian Footall Federation admitted on Tuesday that it is possible the Serie A season will not be finished.

Alternative options include staging play-offs, not having a champion for 2019-20 or declaring the current standings final.

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