March 12, 2020 / 3:21 PM / a month ago

Sampdoria's Gabbiadini second Serie A player to fail coronavirus test

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan v Sampdoria - San Siro, Milan, Italy - February 17, 2019 Sampdoria's Manolo Gabbiadini REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo/File Photo

(Reuters) - Sampdoria’s Manolo Gabbiadini has become the second Serie A player to test positive for the coronavirus, his club said on Thursday.

Juventus on Wednesday announced that their defender Daniele Rugani had tested positive for the virus, which has infected over 12,000 and killed more than 800 in Italy.

“He’s got a bit of fever, but he’s fine. The club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law,” the Genoa-based club said in a statement.

Verona, the last club that Sampdoria faced, said in a statement that they were “ceasing all activity” in light of Gabbiadni’s positive test for coronavirus.

All Serie A matches have been suspended until April 3 due to the epidemic.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Toby Davis

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