Cristiano Ronaldo lands in Italy to observe self-isolation after contracting COVID-19

Cristiano Ronaldo lands in Italy to observe self-isolation after contracting COVID-19

- Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Turin to observe self-isolation

- The 35-year-old tested positive for deadly coronavirus while on international duty with Portugal

- Ronaldo will now observe the rest of his isolation exercise in Italy

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Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Italy to self isolate after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus.

The news was confirmed by the Portugal football association barely 24 hours to their UEFA Nations League clash against Sweden.

And he has landed in Turin to observe the exercise as stated and explained by local authorities regarding his COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Football Italia reports that the 35-year-old who had been isolating in a hotel in his home country took a private jet back to Turin and landed this afternoon.

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He was then transported through an ambulance to his home so he could continue the quarantine period. Juve confirmed in a statement that:

“Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorised by the competent health authorities at the request of the player and will continue his fiduciary isolation at his home."

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Juventus teammate Weston McKennie also contracted the deadly virus, sending the entire squad into self-isolation at the J-Hotel.

Italy has been hit with the second wave of the virus with over 7,332 new positive cases registered in the last 24 hours and 43 people died.

Cristiano Ronaldo lands in Italy to observe self-isolation after contracting COVID-19

Cristiano Ronaldo while on international duty with Portugal this month. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport
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This means that no fewer than 92,445 people in Italy are currently infected with the deadly virus.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo joined the growing list of football stars who have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

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The 35-year-old will not be a part of Portugal's UEFA Nations League clash against Sweden in Portugal on Wednesday, October 14.

However, CR7's sister Katia Aveiro has labelled the outcome of the test as fraud, suggesting foul-play in the process. She further expressed disappointment at the way COVID-19 has been handled.

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