Alarms in football are on in the wake of the coronavirus. Italy, one of the most affected regions, decided to suspend its powers until April 3.
Despite the sanitary measures taken by the different institutions, some soccer players contracted COVID-19. One of the most resonant cases was that of Italian Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.
“Juventus Football Club is activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including the census of those who have had contact with it,” he explained in the Turin club in a statement. The Vecchia Signora defender was the first player infected in Serie A, after the Serie C cases in Pianese and Reggio Audace. In the last hours, Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini joined this list.
Shortly after this news was known, on social networks A version began to circulate that claimed that Argentine Paulo Dybala was infected.
Faced with this situation picture, it was the Jewel who came out to deny the rumors and bring tranquility through a tweet in his account Twitter. “Hello everyone, I wanted to confirm that I am well and in voluntary isolation. Thank you all for the messages and I hope you are well ”, wrote.
Italy has more than 12,000 infected and more than 800 people have already died, being the European nation most affected by the world health crisis caused by the virus that started in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Wednesday that the infection caused by this coronavirus can already be defined as a pandemic and encouraged all countries to take appropriate measures to prepare for it.
Thus, the Italian Government has decided to approve the “total blockade” of the country, with the closure of all businesses, except for those that offer basic necessities, such as supermarkets or pharmacies, for “a couple of weeks.”
“Italy will always be a unique area, a protected area. We are preparing to close all commercial activity, retail, except basic necessities and pharmacies, “Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said at a press conference.