Fiorentina players Cutrone, Pezzella catch Coronavirus

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2020

On-loan Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone is one of two more players at Fiorentina to test positive for coronavirus.

Physio Stefano Dainelli has also tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A side announced on Saturday.

Serie A doctors said they had "strong concerns" and "unanimously advise not to resume training until a clear improvement" in the situation.

Juventus' Daniele Rugani was the first case in Serie A and he has since been followed by Sampdoria quintet Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Manolo Gabbiadini and Morten Thorsby, while Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic was revealed to have coronavirus on Friday evening.

Sampdoria midfielder Fabio Depaoli has announced he's tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the 10th Serie A player diagnosed and the sixth at Sampdoria.

"Anyway, I'm fine now", he said on Instagram.

"What to do now?"

The Italian government has suspended all sport until April 3 due to the outbreak and placed the country in lockdown, with all shops except food stores and pharmacies closing.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

"Today in Italy there are still football clubs which are either shamefully irresponsible, or live on Mars, or lack a minimum of dignity", the AIC wrote.

The death toll now stands at 1,441, up from 1,266 on Friday.

Former AC Milan player Cutrone, 22, joined Fiorentina on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers last January with an obligation to buy.

"It is also offensive towards those on the front line, doctors, nurses and health personnel, who implore us to stay at home". "I want to reassure you that I am fine!"

In a post on Instagram, Fiorentina captain Pezzella added: "The symptoms [have] disappeared and I am at home following the procedures indicated by my club". Look after your health and that of those around you.

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