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Football: Juventus squad isolated after McKennie tests positive

Football: Juventus squad isolated after McKennie tests positive

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie in action against Sampdoria's Albin Ekdal and Maya Yoshida in Turin, Italy, on Sep 20, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Massimo Pinca)

TURIN, Italy: Serie A champions Juventus have sent their squad into isolation after midfielder Weston McKennie tested positive for COVID-19, the Turin club said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 14).

However, Juventus, who made the announcement after forward Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive while with the Portugal national team, made it clear that training and matches would continue as normal for players who continue to test negative.

"This procedure will allow all persons who return negative tests to continue regular training and match activities, but will not allow contact with people outside of the group," the club said in a statement.

"The club is in constant contact with the relevant health authorities."

The squad previously went into isolation on Oct 3 after two members of staff tested positive.

Juventus visit Crotone in their next Serie A match on Saturday. 

The club did not give any further details on the condition of McKennie, a United States international who joined them on loan from Schalke 04 this season.

Source: Reuters/kg

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