Alongside human health, Coronavirus has started taking heavy toll on the sports, especially in Italy. All domestic league matches have been stopped in Italy. Serie A suspended until April 3 as Italy is placed on Lockdown. Spain’s Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Juventus have announced that 25-year-old defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus. The Italy international is the first player from the club to test positive for the virus.
Ronaldo was expected to fly back to Italy on Thursday, however will now remain in Portugal to self-isolate following the news of Rugani's illness.
"Cristiano Ronaldo has not trained and remains in Madeira awaiting events to unfold with the current health emergency," Juventus said.
The rest of the Juventus squad is now required to self-isolate for two weeks, according to Reuters.
Rugani tweeted in the early hours of the Thursday morning, saying: "You will have read the news and that's why I want to reassure all those who are worrying about me, I'm fine.
"I urge everyone to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let's do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us."
ISTIANO Ronaldo is remaining in quarantine in his Madeira home.
The Portuguese star flew to his homeland to visit his mother, who recently suffered a stroke, before the news broke and must stay put rather than fly back to northern Italy where the outbreak is at its most rampant.
Both Ronaldo and Rugani shared a dressing room on Sunday when Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0 behind closed doors.
Ronaldo is not flying back to Turin and must stay in quarantine in his family home in
A picture posted on Instagram by Miralem Pjanic after the game show Ronaldo and Rugani celebrating the victory in a close huddle with their team-mates.
Everyone who came into contact with Rugani on both sides has now required to be in isolation.
It is hoped that the spread is limited as Rugani remained an unused substitute for Maurizio Sarri on the Juventus bench.
The Portuguese press plastered the story over their front pages with Quotidiano Sportivo and Abola both running headlines about Ronaldo being in quarantine.