Juventus defender, Daniele Rugani, has become the first Serie A footballer to test positive for Coronavirus. He posted a message on social media to let supporters know that he was fine and asked for people to follow the recommendations from the health department.
"I'm sure you've read the news and I want everyone who is worried about me to relax. I'm fine. I ask that everyone respects the rules in place because this virus affects everyone. Follow the rules for yourself, for your loved ones and everyone around them. Thank you."
According to the statement released by Juventus last night, Rugani tested positive for COVID-19. The Italian giants are currently on a self-imposed lockdown and have put everyone who has been in contact with the defender in quarantine.
Avrete letto la notizia e per questo ci tengo a tranquillizzare tutti coloro che si stanno preoccupando per me, sto bene.— Daniele Rugani (@DanieleRugani) March 12, 2020
Invito tutti a rispettare le regole, perché questo virus non fa distinzioni! Facciamolo per noi stessi, per i nostri cari e per chi ci circonda.#grazie pic.twitter.com/1QqewIKjie