Four Sampdoria players and one Fiorentina member are positive for corona virus.
Dusan Vlahovic, striker Fiorentina, is the latest name in the infected Serie A list, after having the test results earlier in the evening of 13/3, Rome time. A few hours earlier, Sampdoria recorded five more positive cases for nCoV, including four players Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Morten Thorsby, and the chief physician of Amedeo Baldari.
Plus striker Sampdoria Manolo Gabbiadini and Juventus center-back Daniele Rugani, Serie A, as of March 13, had seven infected players and their names were publicly known.
Immediately after learning the results of Vlahovic’s test, Fiorentina activated all necessary medical procedures according to the instructions of the Italian health authority. All club members are tested for nCoV, and isolated from those who have contact with 20-year-old striker Serbia. And Vlahovic, through Instagram, reassured fans that he was “okay”.
Serie A stopped playing from the weekend, after the Italian government ordered to stop all sports activities on the territory until April 3. As of March 13, according to Rome, Italy has nearly 15,000 cases of positive for nCoV and 1266 deaths from this virus.
Ronaldo is not infected with nCoV
Mayor Madeira, the home town of Cristiano Ronaldo, confirmed the star was not infected with the corona virus.
Ronaldo quarantined himself on 12/3, after teammate Daniele Rugani was positive for the virus. He remained in Madeira after a flight from Italy to visit his mother.
Due to Rugani’s illness, Juventus isolated 121 players and coaches of the A team and the youth teams. The defending Serie A champion also denied rumors that striker Paulo Dybala was infected.
In the last match, against Inter Milan, Rugani was on the list of players despite not coming on the field. After the Juventus victory, the defender shared his joy with the rest of the team in the dressing room.
After Rugani, Serie A has another virus infection, Manolo Gabbiadini, the Sampdoria club striker. Organizers postpone the tournament until at least April 3, part of a plan to postpone all sporting events across Italy.
Italy also sealed off the entire country after becoming the largest outbreak in Europe.