Blaise Matuidi becomes second Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus

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Blaise Matuidi has become the second Juventus player to return a positive test for Covid-19.

The Serie A club released a statement on Tuesday confirming the 32-year-old has been in isolation at home since March 11 and is ‘well and asymptomatic’.

Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus

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Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus

Matuidi’s positive test comes after the club’s centre-back Daniele Rugani was confirmed to have coronavirus last week.

Juventus’ statement read: “Blaise Matuidi has undergone medical tests that have come back positive for coronavirus.

“The player, as of Wednesday March 11, has been in voluntary home isolation. He will continue to be monitored and will follow the same regime.

“He is well and is asymptomatic.”

Daniele Rugani was the first Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus

Daniele Rugani was the first Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus

Italy has been one of the worst hit countries in the world with the coronavirus outbreak.

The number of total cases exceed 31,500 on Tuesday with more than 2,500 people dead.

Serie A was the first European league to start postponing fixtures and play games behind closed doors.

Most leagues around the rest of the continent have been suspended while the pandemic is trying to be controlled.

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As a result, this summer’s European Championships have been pushed back to 2021 to try and allow the domestic competitions to finish.

The Premier League and EFL has been postponed until at least April 3 but there is no guarantee it will resume after this date.