- Cristiano Ronaldo does not have Covid-19
- The President of Madeira's regional government Miguel Albuquerque confirmed the news
- Ronaldo has been held in quarantine in Lisbon for a week
Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared free of the coronavirus despite being held in quarantine in his native country of Portugal sice for a week.
Miguel Albuquerque, who is the president of the Madeira regional government, explained this, according to Daily Mail, which means Cristiano Ronaldo has tested negative for Covid-19.
This latest development will be a great one for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family and also his fans in many parts of the world who have been worried about the footballer.
The former Real Madrid star travelled to Portugal on Monday to check on his mother, who is down with illness and receiving treatment in the hospital.
It was during this period that the news of Ronaldo's teammate Danieli Rugani contracting the disease broke out, after which other players were kept in isolation.
Danieli Rugani was on the bench during Juventus' last game against Inter Milan and he later joined his teammates in the dressing room to celebrate the victory.
Ronaldo flew to Madeira with his family the next day when rumours started circulating which claimed he had contracted the virus from his teammate.
But the reports have now been rubbished by Miguel Albuquerque who explained that Cristiano Ronaldo and all his family members do not have coronavirus.
''I cannot speak of this issue for data protection reasons, but I want to say that the situation has been properly analysed and it is, at this time, guaranteed that there is no possibility of infection,'' he explained, according to Daily Mail.
Topflight games in Italy have been put on hold until April 3. Ronaldo will remain in Portugal before returning to his club later this month.
Juventus are at the top of the Serie A standings with 63 points after 26 games played so far this season.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is sticking up for the South Africans who are being repatriated from Wuhan.
Ndlozi condemned those who protested their return and he told Mzansi to “stop being so evil".
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