Cristiano Ronaldo Under Investigation ‘For Flouting Italy’s Covid Rules’

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Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation for breaching Covid-19 protocols following his positive test earlier this month.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who didn’t play during Juve’s 4-0 Coppa Italia win against SPAL on Wednesday night, took his girlfriend to the resort of Courmayer, 93 miles from Turin, crossing the borders between Piedmont and Valle D’Aosta for a two-day trip.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, they stayed in a hotel that would have been officially closed, while Ronaldo and Rodriguez were also recorded on a snowmobile – yet Italian Covid regulations state that travel between cities is banned.

Ronaldo will have to pass a coronavirus test 24 hours before the Bianconeri’s next European outing against Barcelona in midweek or else his spell in the sidelines will be extended and a renewal of hostilities with long-time rival Lionel Messi will be postponed.


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He could also now be facing punishment for breaking quarantine rules while away on international duty, having travelled back to his house in Italy via a private air ambulance after contracting Covid-19.

Previously asked whether Ronaldo had broken coronavirus regulations after leaving Portugal’s training camp, Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on October 15: “Without authorisation from the health authorities, I think he has violated the protocol.”

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