Juventus have confirmed another case of coronavirus in the club. The Italian giant club revealed that midfielder Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for the virus. The French man is the second player from the club to contract the virus after their midfielder defender Daniele Rugani. Reports revealed that the 32-year-old midfielder is not showing any symptoms yet but has placed himself in self-isolation since Wednesday.
Italian player, Daniele Rugani was the first Serie A player to be tested positive of the novel COVID-19. Similarly, Blaise Matuidi is currently following health procedures like his fellow teammate Daniele Rugani.
Since the outbreak of the deadly virus in Europe, Italy has been the home hub of the virus in Europe after China where the virus emanated from. Italy has been placed on lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus that is currently taking the country by storm.
The Italian government has placed a heavy lockdown on every business activity in the country. Reasonably, all public events and gatherings have been banned until further notice, no shops or malls aside from food stores and pharmacy is allowed to open until further notice. Also, football games in Italy have been suspended by the order of the government in a bid to contain the virus in the country.
Italy is the first among other leagues in Europe to place a suspension on league games due to the outbreak. All Serie A games have been put on hold till April 3. UEFA has also announced on Tuesday that Euro2020 will be postponed until June 2021 before it holds. Also, all domestic leagues, Champion League and Europa League will experience some changes too due to the virus outbreak.
UEFA is all out to ensure that the present season that is yet to be completed due to the outbreak will not be declared null and void.
It is worthy to note that Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi are the two confirmed cases of the virus in Italian major league while Fiorentina and Sampdoria in the second division have several reported cases.