Nigerian-born Italian footballer, King Paul Akpan Udoh has contracted coronavirus according to several media reports from Italy.
Udoh , 22, had fever and other symptoms while with his teammates in a hotel in Alessandria prior to a match against Juventus’ U-23 . He was admitted to the Le Scotte hospital in Siena, according to a publication of www.corrieredellosport.it.
Latest reports have it that the health of the 22-year-old is stable while his teammates remain quarantined.
In Italy, over 650 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus, alongside 17 deaths according to the AFP agency.
Consequently, next weekend’s Serie A games will be played behind closed doors to avoid further spread of the virus.
Juventus – Inter Milan, Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa, Parma-SPAL and Sassuolo-Brescia will be held without the presence of spectators in the stands.