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Coronavirus Update: list of football players, coaches and owners having tested positive for COVID-19

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Global pandemic, Coronavirus has led to the suspension of major sporting activities across Europe, notably football.

With the increasing threat of the COVID-19 across the globe, the major leagues in Europe have come to grounding halt in a bid to check the spread of the virus among football players, managers, club owners as well as the fans.

So far there have been confirmed cases involving at least 15 professional footballers, one club owner and football coach.

Check the full list of footballers, coaches and club owners who have tested positive for the virus.

In England Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta were one of the earliest confirmed cases on English soil. This apparently led to the suspension of the Premier league.

One heavily-hit country since the outbreak of the COVID-19 is Italy claiming over 200 lives. As at the time of reporting, there are nine Serie A players diagnosed with the virus.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, three players from Fiorentina; Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella, and Dusan Vlahovic have been infected by the virus.

Sampdoria is the most infected side in the Serie A so far, recording a many as five cases from the club alone; Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Manolo Gabbiadini, Antonino La Gumina, and Morten Thorsby.

In Germany, Hannover 96 has confirmed two cases involving Jannes Horn and Timo Hubers, while Paderborn has Luca Kilian as the only confirmed case.

Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest Greek owner, Evangelos Mainakis have also been diagnosed with the COVID-19.

On Sunday, Spanish La Liga side Valencia announced that five of the team staff and players have tested positive for the COVID-19, though they came short to revealing their identities.

Meanwhile, Leicester City also has three players in quarantine after having shown symptoms related to the virus.


About Richard Korley

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