According to multiple Italian media outlets, King Paul Akpan Udoh, an Italian-Nigerian player, has become the first footballer to be infected with coronavirus.
King Paul who currently plies his trade with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side was diagnosed of the disease on February 27, and he has been quarantined, Pasion Futbol reports. The 22-year-old started his career with Reggiana before moving to Juventus in 2011 where he was loaned back for a year. and later back to Pianese on July 14, 2019.
Italy is the country in Europe with the highest number of reported cases. Some Italian Serie A matches were postponed last weekend as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus.
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