Own Correspondent|Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Serie A club say that the France World Cup winner has been in voluntary isolation since 11 March and is “well and asymptomatic”.
Matuidi, 32, is the second Juve player to be confirmed to have the virus, following centre-back Daniele Rugani last week whose diagnosis last week prompted 121 Juventus staff and players to go into self-isolation.
Matuidi took to Instagram to reach out to fans for the first time since his coronavirus diagnosis this week.
Matuidi revealed that he did not have any of the typical coronavirus symptoms, which include a temperature, dry cough and shortness of breathing, and praised the medical monitoring of the Juventus medical staff.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, Matuidi said: ‘I am positive.
‘Usually I like to think I’m positive. Someone who tries to radiate good waves around him, my family, my friends, my teammates.
‘Today I remain positive. I am an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, aware of the privilege of being a professional footballer and as such benefit from regular and excellent medical monitoring. If it weren’t, I probably never would have known.
‘I am positive, I am strong, morale is good, that of my family too.
All domestic sporting activity in Italy has been suspended until at least 3 April.