Coronavirus: Juventus star Rugani and actor Tom Hanks test positive

Juventus have confirmed that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Serie A club announced they will implement the necessary isolation procedures.

Individuals who have come into contact with the 25-year-old will also be checked, according to the Italian giants.

Rugani becomes the first star from the Italian top flight to have contracted the virus.

Juventus added that Rugani, who was an unused substitute during the 2-0 victory against Inter Milan last weekend, is ‘currently asymptomatic’.

He took to social media following the news to reassure his followers that he was ‘fine’.

Rugani tweeted: ‘You will have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure all those who are worrying about me, I’m fine.

‘I urge everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us.’

Following Wednesday’s shock news, Inter themselves confirmed they have suspended all competitive activities until further notice.

Actor Tom Hanks says he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

In a statement posted to Instagram, Hanks said he and his wife were traveling in Australia when they were tested after exhibiting symptoms like tiredness, body aches, chills and “slight fevers.”

“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety require. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?” he wrote.

A representative for Hanks confirmed the news to CNN and had no additional comment.
Warner Bros. confirmed the actor was in Australia doing pre-production work on a film about singer Elvis Presley.Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM with files from CNN and Dailymail

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