Sampodria Striker Manolo Gabbiadini, Becomes The Second Professional Player To Test Positive To Coronavirus In Italy.

Sampdoria striker, Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for Coronavirus, the Italian club have announced.

The 28-year-old Italian forward becomes the second Serie A player to test positive after his compatriot and Juventus defender Daniele Rugani on Wednesday, became the first player to have contracted the virus.

 Gabiadini, speaking via his social media handle says;
"I also tested positive for the Coronavirus,
"I want to thank all those wrote to me, as I have already received so many messages.

"I want to reassure you that I'm fine and don't worry. Follow the rules, stay at home and everything will get sorted out."

Meanwhile, the Italian government recently suspended all sport until April 3 due to the outbreak of the virus and placed the country in lockdown, with all shops except food stores and pharmacies closing.

Football teams have been strictly following procedures set out by the government, but containment measures can only work so well as many continue to contract the virus.

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