Written By: Frank Raj
An Italian-Nigerian player, Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first footballer to be infected with the deadly coronavirus.
Udoh was diagnosed on Thursday with the Coronavirus and he has since been quarantined to stop him from infecting others.
Udoh had played with Juventus, Virtus Lanciano (loan), Pontedera (loan), Fernana (loan), Fano (loan), and Viareggio before joining Pianese in 2019.
Having started his career with Reggiana, Udoh moved to Juventus in 2011 and was immediately loaned back for a year.
After progressing through the youth ranks of Juventus, Udoh secured a loan move to Serie B side Virtus Lanciano in 2016, with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Italy currently has the highest number of reported Coronavirus cases, and some preventive measures such as postponement of Serie A matches are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus.