Cristiano Ronaldo is in quarantine on his native Madeira after Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus.
The Portuguese forward, 35, flew home to visit his mother
after Juventus’ 2-0 win over Inter Milan behind closed doors on Sunday.
Serie A was later postponed until at least April 3 as the
country battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has not trained and remains in Madeira
awaiting events to unfold with the current health emergency,” Juventus
said in a statement following the squad’s training session on Wednesday.
Ronaldo will now self-isolate in his home.
Reports suggest the entire Juventus squad will spend two
weeks in quarantine, leaving them unable to fulfil their Champions League
last-16 second leg against Lyon on March 17.
Rugani, a fringe player for Juventus, took to social media
to say he was fine.
“You’ve read the news, so I want to reassure everyone
who’s worried about me, I’m fine,” he said on Twitter.
“I urge everyone to respect the rules, because this
virus makes no distinction! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and
for those around us.”