Paulo Dybala has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Argentinian player confirmed via his Instagram profile that he and his girlfriend both tested positive for coronavirus. That makes him the third Juventus player who contracted the virus.
“Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have received the results for the Covid-19 test and both Oriana and I have tested positive,” wrote Dybala in his post.
“Luckily we are in perfect conditions. Thanks for your messages.”
Earlier this week he denied the rumors that he was infected with the virus. This is a virus which has very long incubation period, for around 14 days, the symptoms might not appear immediately.
He is the third Juventus player who got infected with COVID-19 after Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi.
Dybala and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini have been in self-isolation in their home in Turin ever since Rugani test came positive and he became the first Serie A player to get the disease March 11.
However, Juventus players Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa have returned to their native countries as their tests for COVID-19 all was negative.
Juventus made an official statement about Dybala saying: " “Paulo Dybala has undergone medical tests that revealed a positive result for Coronavirus-COVID19.”
“He has been in voluntary home isolation since Wednesday 11 March. He will continue to be monitored, following the usual regime. He is well and is asymptomatic.”
For now Serie A was suspended until April at earliest, but that period most certainly will be extended as Italy is the country with most cases of coronavirus and most deaths - for now the deadly virus took the life of 4 825 people in Italy.