Cristiano Ronaldo Affected By Coronavirus, 3 Italian Footballers Test Positive

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be off-duty on Sunday after Juventus’ Serie A encounter against Inter Milan was postponed by the League’s FA on Saturday due to the increasing spread of coronavirus in Italy.

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Ronaldo joined Juventus in a 100M Pounds deal from Real Madrid in 2018 and went on to reach a milestone of 1000 competitive games for country and club when his side faced SPAL on February 22 before losing to Lyon in the UEFA Champions League.

Five Serie A games were scheduled to hold behind closed doors on matchday 26 but the FA made a U-turn on their decision 24 hours after Serie C’s Pianese FC player King Udoh got infected by the virus.

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The decision had been taken in response to the “exceptional circumstances concerning protection of public health and security”, the league said.

Emerging reports say two teamates of Udoh and a club official who are currently in quarantine have equally been infected.

Cases of the new coronavirus called COVID-19 were confirmed in Italy two Fridays ago as 21 deaths alongside 900 cases have been confirmed so far.

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