Juventus halt under-23 training after recent opponents contract coronavirus

Juventus temporarily halted training for their under-23 side on Saturday after players from their recent opponents, Pianese, tested positive for the coronavirus.

“The preventive measure was decided upon and is pending further official communications by the health authorities of Alessandria (Hygiene and Public Health Service – SISP) of which the Juventus health personnel are in constant contact with,” the club statement read.

“A contagion of the COVID-19 which has emerged in the last few hours among the U.S. Pianese players which the Bianconeri played on the 23rd of February at the ‘Moccagatta’ in Alessandria.”

Juventus added that no members of the under-23 squad have shown symptoms of the coronavirus.

More to come.

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