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COVID-19 | Blaise Matuidi becomes second Juventus player to test positive

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Blaise Matudi has become the second Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus.

The defending Serie A champions confirmed the news on Tuesday (local time) and said that the French international is in voluntary isolation since March 11.

“Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19. The player, as of Wednesday, March 11, has been in home isolation. He will continue to be monitored and will follow the same regime. He is well and is asymptomatic,” Juventus FC said in an official statement.

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Last week, Juventus’ Daniele Rugani was confirmed as having COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Spain’s club Valencia CF confirmed that 35 per cent of its players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

Football has been badly hit by the coronavirus.

Several leagues – La Liga, Premier League and Serie A have been suspended temporarily.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Europe as the new ‘epicentre’ of the coronavirus pandemic.

(With ANI inputs)

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