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Juventus Defender, Rugani Tests Positive For Coronavirus




Juventus Defender, Rugani Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Juventus have confirmed that 25-year-old Centre-back defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday night.

Rugani has been a fringe player for the reigning Serie A champions this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions.

The Italy international was on the bench for Juventus just days ago when the club beat Inter 2-0 behind closed doors.

Confirmation of Rugani’s condition comes after Serie A was put on hold until at least April with his club now committed to following proper quarantine protocol.

“The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Juventus said in a club statement.

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

Rugani began his career with Empoli in Serie B before joining Juventus in 2015 where he is currently contracted until June 2023.

The defender’s positive test comes in the wake of news that Juve superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has remained in his hometown of Madeira to limit the risk of getting coronavirus with Italy currently in lockdown.

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