Blaise Matuidi of Juventus has been confirmed to have coronavirus, the result was presented yesterday, Tuesday 17th March. The French midfielder was said to have tested positive to the virus the Serie A giants released the statement on their club’s official website stating the players condition.
The 2018 World Cup winner has been in self-isolation since 11th of this month March, following the advice given by the Serie A and World Health Organization directives. The Frenchman is now the second to test positive to the virus after follow teammate Daniele Rugani tasted positive to the coronavirus. The player has however twittered on his twitter account saying he is feeling fine.
Blaise Matuidi and Daniele Rugani Racieving intensive health care
Both Rugani, and Matuidi are currently following the procedures put in place to help end the spread of the virus. Juventus are trying everything possible to reduce or if positive end the spread of the virus in their camp. Valencia recently announced that 35% of their squad member have the virus already and so every team trying to combat this virus.
The virus attacks the lungs and make it difficult for easy breathing and it spread through air as it is an airborne disease. Italy has been dealing with the outbreak since it became prevalent in the Lombardy region in the north of the country. Part of the response has involved suspending football in the Italian top flight, with all matches in Serie A on hold until at least April 3.
Serie A has been called off as part of the nationwide shutdown of sports and mass gatherings, while Italy responds to the pandemic. More than 184,000 people have been diagnosed globally, across 155 countries and they have recorded 27,000 in Italy.