Bonucci positive for coronavirus on his return from selection

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci tested positive for the coronavirus just returned from the gathering of the Italian selection, announced the Turin club.

Several members of the Squadra Azzurra management had tested positive on Wednesday.

‘The player was placed in isolation at his home’, adds the bianconero club, which will therefore be deprived on Saturday for the derby against Torino of two defenders: the Turkish Merih Demiral, tested positive with his selection, returned this Thursday to Turin by a medical flight and must continue his quarantine in the hotel of Juventus.

Just after the victory in Lithuania (2-0) on Wednesday evening, the Italian Federation announced that four members of the management had tested positive for the coronavirus. One of them had already returned to Italy earlier this week with a sore throat and the other three, present in Lithuania, were immediately placed in solitary confinement.

The Italian Federation had specified that the last collective test carried out under the UEFA protocol, Monday in Sofia the day after the match against Bulgaria (2-0), had given negative results for the entire group.



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