An Italian striker has become the second person to have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Sampdoria and Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for coronavirus, his club has confirmed.
Gabbiadini, 28, previously played in the Premier League for Southampton and is the second player in Italy’s top-flight to test positive for the virus after Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.
In a statement the club located in north west Italy confirmed that Gabbiadini has tested positive and is in self-isolation.
“Sampdoria informs that the player Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19. He has a fever but is doing well. The club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law.”
Gabbiadini has also released a statement on his own.
“I also tested positive for Coronavirus. I want to thank everyone who wrote me, many messages have already arrived. I still want to tell you that I’m fine, so don’t worry. Follow all the rules, stay home and everything will work out.”