Nigerian footballer, King Udoh has reportedly tested confirmed positive to the coronavirus in Italy.
The 22-year-old Italian-born Nigerian footballer tested positive on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Udoh who plays professional football with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side team; is currently in the infectious disease department of La Scotte hospital in Siena.
A source revealed he was quarantined last weekend after he started feeling feverish. However, medical practitioners revealed that he is doing fine despite being positive.
Italy is the European country most affected by the Coronavirus epidemic.
On Friday, English football club Newcastle United seem to have taken immediate precaution in curbing the virus. They have banned their players from shaking hands.
Newcastle United coach, Steve Bruce confirmed the ban at a press conference while speaking ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Burnley.
According to him, the club has put a stop to a morning ritual of players and staff shaking hands each morning as fears over the spread of the disease increase.
“There’s a ritual here that everybody shakes hands with everybody as soon as we see each other every morning. We’ve stopped that on the advice of the doctor.
“We’re like everybody else. Thankfully, we’ve got a superb doctor here and he will keep us informed of what we have to do.
“We’re glued to the TV for where it’s going to go next and let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse in this country.”