Updated: March 22, 2020 9:35:37 am
Paulo Dybala has tested postive for the COVID-19 virus, becoming the third Juventus footballer to have tested positive for coronavirus, the pandemic sweeping the globe.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, Dybala confirmed that he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini have both tested positive. The Argentine forward was tested for the disease last week and is currently self-isolating at home.
Hola a todos, quería comunicarles que acabamos de recibir los resultados del test del Covid-19 y tanto Oriana como yo dimos positivo. Por fortuna nos encontramos en perfecto estado. Gracias por sus mensajes y un saludo a todos 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/g1X1Qtx2S3
— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) March 21, 2020
“Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have received the results for the Covid-19 test and both Oriana and I have tested positive,” Dybala posted on Twitter.
“Paulo Dybala has undergone medical tests that revealed a positive result for Coronavirus-COVID19. He has been in voluntary home isolation since Wednesday 11 March. He will continue to be monitored, following the usual regime. He is well and is asymptomatic,” Juventus announced in a statement.
Dybala’s Juventus teammates Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi are the two other players to have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, both of who are in quarantine.
Je suis positif.
Je suis positif, je suis fort, le moral est bon.
Je suis positif, nous ressortirons collectivement plus forts de cette épreuve.
Merci pour vos messages d’amitié et de soutien. Restons disciplinés et unis.
Je suis positif, nous allons le faire. pic.twitter.com/iEEf3SMmeV
— Blaise Matuidi (@MATUIDIBlaise) March 18, 2020
On the other hand, later Saturday, AC Milan said in a statement that their legendary centre-back Paolo Maldini, now the technical director, and his 18-year-old son Daniel, a youth team player, have both contracted the coronavirus.
“Paolo Maldini learned that he had contact with a person who tested positive and was suffering from symptoms of the virus. He was tested yesterday and found positive for the coronavirus,” the club said in a statement. “The same goes for his son Daniel.”
“Paolo and Daniel are in good condition and, having already spent more than two weeks at home without outside contact, as required by medical and health protocols, will extend the quarantine for the time necessary for a complete clinical recovery.”
Defence one more time Paolo Maldini
Get well soon 🇮🇹🙏 pic.twitter.com/1zhhhVgs8y
— Amroon (@Amroon) March 21, 2020
Italy announced 793 more deaths on Saturday, having surpassed China’s death toll on Thursday. The total number of deaths in Italy has now reached 4,825, making it one of the worst affected nations by the pandemic.
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