Cristiano Ronaldo has been quarantined in his Madeira home after his Juventus team-mate Daniele Rugani tested positive to the coronavirus.
Ronaldo flew to Portugal to pay a visit to his ailing mother who recently suffered a stroke before the news initially broke and he must stay put rather than fly back to northern Italy where the outbreak is at its most rampant.
Both Ronaldo and Rugani shared a dressing room on Sunday when Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0.
Everyone who came into contact with Rugani on both sides has now been required to be kept in isolation as a precautionary measure.
Rugani is the second professional football to test positive, with Hannover 96 defender Timo Hubers currently in quarantine.
‘You will have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure all those who are worrying about me, I’m fine,’ Rugani tweeted.
‘I urge everyone to respect the rules because this virus makes no distinctions! Let’s do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us.’