Blaise Matuidi latest footballer to test positive for Coronavirus

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Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus, the club has confirmed.

It follows the diagnosis of Bianconeri teammate Daniele Rugani earlier in the month amid Italy becoming one of the worst-hit places by the pandemic.

A statement on Tuesday confirmed that French star Matuidi, 32, is well having been tested after Rugani contracted the illness.

It read: “Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have come back positive for coronavirus.

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

“He is well and is asymptomatic.”

The number of coronavirus cases in Italy tipped 31,500 on Tuesday with 2,503 dead – a rise of 16 per cent in the past 24 hours.

Serie A was the first European league to start postponing games before joining the swell of sporting events being placed on hold to prevent the virus from spreading.

Culled from www.tribuneonlineng.com

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