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Ronaldo returns to Turin after testing positive to Coronavirus

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Ronaldo returns to Turin after testing positive to Coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived back home in Turin and will self isolate after testing positive for Coronavirus while on International duty.

Juventus have also confirmed Weston Mckennie has also contracted the Coronavirus and will also be sent home to self isolate.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo tested positive for Coronavirus prior to Portugal’s game against Sweden and will now be forced to go home and isolate himself.


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The 35-year-old travelled on “a medical flight authorised by the competent health authorities”.

The Portuguese superstar was taken home in an ambulance to make sure no quarantine protocols were broken.

Ronaldo will be required to observe a compulsory isolation in Italy and therefore will be unavailable for Juventus’ upcoming game against Crotone in Serie A.

The Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) announced Ronaldo’s positive test and said in Tuesday’s statement that the 35-year-old was “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”.

The rest of the Portugal squad all returned negative results after being tested on Tuesday and are available for the visit of Sweden in Lisbon.

The rest of the Serie A champions’ squad that did not leave for international duty have also gone into isolation after McKennie tested positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldo returns to Turin after testing positive to Coronavirus

A Juve statement read: “In compliance with the regulations and the protocol, the team entered into fiduciary isolation this evening.

“This procedure will allow all persons negative to the controls to carry out regular training and match activities, but will not allow contact with people outside of the group.

“The club is in constant contact with the competent health authorities.”

Juve announced on Tuesday that the Under-23 squad had begun isolating after Lamberto Zauli tested positive, with Luca Rosa and another member of staff having been found to have contracted the virus 24 hours later.

Andrea Pirlo’s side are due to travel to Crotone on Saturday before getting their Champions League campaign under way at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.