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Ronaldo in quarantine in Madeira and will not return to Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain in his native Madeira after Juventus confirmed that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldo quarantines himself in Madeira and will not return to Italy
MASSIMO PINCA REUTERS

Juventus have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to Turin for the time being and will remain in his native Madeira.

“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.

The news comes following confirmation that Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positvie for coronavirus.

Ronaldo had travelled to Madeira on March 9 for the second time in recent days to visit his mother, Dolores Aveiro, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, following Juventus’ clash with Inter on Sunday, which was played behind closed doors. The Juventus star had also travelled home to celebrate his sister's birthday. 

Soon after, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), decided to suspend all sports at the national level in Italy, including Serie A, amid the worsening health crisis caused by coronavirus.

Ronaldo will remain in Madeira

Ronaldo was given permission from the club to travel and has been in Madeira for three days, which was longer than expected.

His mother, according to the Italian press, has practically recovered following the stroke but until the situation in Italy improves, the striker will remain in his hometown of Funchal, along with the rest of his family.

As reported by Tuttosport, Cristiano Ronaldo had received special permission to return to Italy on a private flight from Portugal, despite the restrictions on travel in and out of Italy, and was expected to be in training this Thursday. However, the Juventus squad have been placed in quarantine after Rugani tested positive for COVID 19.