Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender, has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the Turin club announced tonight with an urgent statement published on its website. The player, at this time, is asymptomatic and the Vecchia Signora is activating all the necessary isolation protocol, in addition to rebuilding all the contacts that the defense had in recent weeks. Inter, rival last Sunday, is quarantined, as is the rest of the youth squad as a precaution. The 25-year-old footballer played all 90 minutes of the match against SPAL on February 22, and was on the bench on Sunday during the confrontation with Inter. Probably, in such a tragic moment for the country (just tonight Prime Minister Conte announced even tougher measures, closing all stores except food and drug stores) that Juve quarantine its players, coaching staff and all those who had contacts with Rugani, making it impossible for them to dispute the confrontation with Lyon on March 17, which was already in the air. The French coach himself today criticized the decision to play it when in Italy any sports competition has been totally suspended. The defender joined other professional footballers suffering from COVID-19: the first was Timo Hübers, from Hannover.
Rugani, another professional footballer with COVID-19