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Paulo Dybala tests positive for coronavirus

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He is asymptomatic and said he is in “perfect” condition.

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And then there was three.

Juventus announced Saturday that Paulo Dybala has become the club’s third player to test positive for coronavirus, joining Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi. Dybala has previously denied rumors that he has the virus that has swept through Italy over the past two months. Like Matuidi, Juventus said that Dybala is asymptomatic and is currently in home isolation.

From Juve’s official website:

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.

Dybala revealed in an Instagram post that he and his girlfriend both tested positive for coronavirus, which has killed more people in Italy than in any single country in the world. “Luckily we are in perfect conditions. Thanks for your messages,” the post concluded.

Juventus players have been in isolation ever since Rugani tested positive a week and a half ago on March 11, becoming the first Serie A player to get COVID-19. That was two days after Italy went into a complete lockdown, with residents only allowed to go out of their house to get vital things at the grocery store or the pharmacy.

Just a couple of hours after Juventus announced Dybala had tested positive, Milan confirmed that club legend Paolo Maldini and his son Daniele also tested positive for coronavirus.