Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello has tested positive for corona virus, taking the number of confirmed cases among players in Italy’s top soccer league serie A to 15.
“The preventive quarantine, which Marco and all the other first-team players were placed in, will end on March 27.” Said a club statement.
Italy is Europe’s worst affected country from the Corona virus outbreak and the national death toll rose to 6,820 on Tuesday, the largest in the world.
The province Bergamo is the worst hit in the country, with 6,728 confirmed cases.
Mayor Giorgio Gori said the Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia at the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 19th, attended 40,000 fans, may have contributed to the spread of the virus in the nearby city of Bagermo.
Sportiello was among the substitutes that right, while Spanish La Liga club Valencia last week said that more than a third of their players and coaching staff have tested positive for the virus since their trip to Italy.
There are three confirmed cases at Italian champions Juventus-Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi and Daniel Rugani, while three players at Fiorentina, one at Hellas Verona, one at Ac Milan and six at Sampdoria have also texted positive.
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