Blaise Matuidi and Hellas Verona’s Mattia Zaccagni contacts Corona Virus

After showing symptons of the deadly virus, Matuidi has undergone medical tests that revealed his positivity to the Coronavirus-COVID-19.

Matuidi’s club team mate Daniele Rugani was the first top-flight footballer to be diagnosed with corona virus last Wednesday necessitating need for the entire team to go into quarantine.

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Altogether, 13 Serie A players have officially been diagnosed with the illness including seven from Sampdoria and three at Fiorentina.

Italian midfielder Zaccagni, 24, had already been in self-isolation as a precautionary measure after Verona played Sampdoria on March 8.

“Zaccagni is doing well, in recent days, he has only had a few bouts of fever,”

The eighth-placed Serie A club said.

“The player, as well as the whole team, will extend their voluntary isolation at home until March 25, while continuing to be monitored.”

Matuidi urged his fans to “take care” in a post on Instagram at the weekend.

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He said :

“It’s a complicated time. At the beginning, I didn’t really realise how serious this disease was and the danger, how fast the contagion spread here in Italy,”

“In this difficult time for all of us, I just wanted to invite you to follow the official recommendations carefully and to take great care of yourself and your loved ones.”

“A lot of encouragement and infinite thanks to all the medical and nursing staff. We are with you.”

The virus has killed more than 2,500 people in Italy and infected over 31,000.

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