Juventus Midfielder Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Juventus and France midfielder, Blaise Matuidi is the latest footballer to test positive for the coronavirus.

The 32-year-old is showing no symptoms associated with the virus but has been in self-isolation since Wednesday.

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A statement on the club’s website read: “Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19.

“The player, as of Wednesday 11 March, has been in voluntary home isolation. He will continue to be monitored and will follow the same regime. He is well and is asymptomatic.”

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He is the second Juventus player to test positive for the virus after defender Daniele Rugani.

Players from fellow top-tier Italian sides Sampdoria and Fiorentina have also tested positive for the virus.

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The list of players in top European leagues either self-isolating or confirmed as having Covid-19 continues to grow as the pandemic spreads, with six Espanyol players among the latest in La Liga, following the announcement by Valencia that “around 35%” players and staff including Ezequiel Garay and Matuidi’s fellow France international Eliaquim Mangala also have the virus.

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