- Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to stay back in Portugal
- This Portugal international wants to avoid the risk of contracting coronavirus
- Ronaldo wants to remain in his country so as to avoid the virus
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to travel back to Italy from Portugal where he has gone to check his mother who is currently recuperating from stroke.
His refusal to travel back to Italy with his family comes after Juventus' teammate Daniele Rugani was confirmed to have contracted the deadly disease coronavirus and has been quarantined.
Daniele Rugani is now the first Serie A player to have contracted the disease and he shared the same dressing room with Cristiano Ronaldo during their win over Inter Milan.
Although the Italian Serie A games has been put on hold indefinitely following the coronavirus crisis, but Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri asked his players to train on Wednesday.
But according to the report on Daily Mail, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to stay away so as to avoid the risk of contracting the virus.
Luckily for Cristiano Ronaldo, he traveled with all his family members to his home country which means there won't be anything for him to worry about for now on returning to Italy.
Italy is seen as the number one European nation which has been mostly affected with the deadly coronavirus with close to 900 people reported to have been killed.
The outbreak of coronavirus was discovered in China which has also taken many lives in that country before it gotten to Europe.
There have been cases of the disease also in England which has thrown all the citizens and occupants into serious tension.
Reports going around also has it that the ongoing Premier League season may be stopped because of the disease in which Liverpool could be named the champions.
On Wednesday, the Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Manchester City was postponed for the fear of the coronavirus.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Players and staff of English club Nottingham Forest have been tested negative against the deadly coronavirus which means they can continue with their normal football activities.
This measure was done after the club's owner Evangelos Marinakis confirmed on social media that he has contracted the disease. T
he revelation came as a shocking one to all the players and football fraternities considering the fact that Marinakis watched the club's last game against Millwall in the Championship.
After his confirmation, the club arranged for tests for all their players and staff so as to be sure if anyone may have contracted the virus.
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