Juventus’ Daniele Rugani becomes first Serie A player to test positive for coronavirus

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Juventus’ Daniele Rugani answers questions during a news conference on April 9, 2019.
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Italian soccer club Juventus says one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rugani, who also plays for the Italian national team, is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive.

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Juventus, which has won the last eight Serie A titles, announced the result on its website and social media channels.


The club says Rugani and those known to have had contact with him are being isolated.

Italian soccer, along with all other sports in the country, has been suspended until April 3.

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