Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Italian football legend Paolo Maldini, son Daniel test positive for coronavirus

Italian football legend Paolo Maldini, son Daniel test positive for coronavirus

The footballing fraternity has not been spared from the scourge of the Coronavirus, with legendary Italian footballer and AC Milan technical director Palo Maldini also testing positive of the virus. His son Daniel, who is a forward for AC Milan's youth team, was also tested.

"Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have received the results for the Covid-19 test and both Oriana and I have tested positive", Dybala said.

On Instagram, the 26-year-old Argentinian said his girlfriend also has the virus, adding that both are in "perfect conditions".

Former Milan star Paolo Maldini and his son also tested positive for coronavirus.

Both Paolo and 18-year-old forward Daniel - who made his first-team Milan debut last month - have spent the last two weeks in quarantine and will continue to remain in isolation, the Serie A club said in a statement.

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"Paolo and Daniel are both well and have already completed two weeks at home without contact with others", read the statement.

Italian champions Juventus said that Dybala had been self-isolating since on Wednesday.

Italy has been in lockdown for nearly two weeks as its government attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of 4,825 people in the country. Worldwide, there have been around 13,000 deaths and almost 300,000 confirmed infections.

Italy is the country that has been most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the government has issued a military-enforced lockdown in an effort to halt the outbreak.

Despite the rising number of cases, a vast majority of people contracting the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

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