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Sport Juventus' McKennie completes Covid-19 isolation... before Ronaldo

06:05  24 october  2020
06:05  24 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Weston McKennie has been set free from Covid - 19 isolation after testing positive 10-days ago, while his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo waits with his return uncertain. 'Weston McKennie carried out, as per protocol, the control with a diagnostic test for the coronavirus- Covid 19 ,' Juventus announced . 'The examination gave a negative result. The player is therefore healed and no longer subjected to home isolation .' There is no mention of Ronaldo whose initial test was a day earlier than McKennie 's, before the Portuguese star returned a second positive on Thursday.

A day after Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID - 19 , so did American teammate Weston McKennie , forcing the squad to isolate. The news that McKennie had contracted the coronavirus came a day after it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo , Juve’s superstar forward, had also contracted the virus, which has killed more than a million people around the world in less than a year. The club also revealed that a player and staff member with its under-23 team were infected, too.

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Weston McKennie has been set free from Covid-19 isolation after testing positive 10-days ago, while his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo waits with his return uncertain.

The whole Juventus first-team squad was plunged into lockdown on October 14 when the midfielder tested positive, just 24 hours after Ronaldo.

McKennie has missed two games in isolation after Andrea Pirlo started the American in both of the Turin side's opening Serie A games this season, and while he won't be ready for Hellas Verona on Saturday he should be in line to face Barcelona.

'Weston McKennie carried out, as per protocol, the control with a diagnostic test for the coronavirus-Covid 19,' Juventus announced.

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A day after Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID - 19 , so did American teammate Weston McKennie , forcing the squad to isolate. Juventus players go into isolation after USMNT's Weston McKennie tests positive for the coronavirus.

Juventus ' entire squad have gone into isolation after the club's American midfielder Weston McKennie contracted COVID - 19 . Their decision comes just a day after forward Cristiano Ronaldo also tested positive for coronavirus. The Old Lady issued an official statement on their website to inform that the club will follow the sanitary protocol which was approved by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and allows players who test negative to continue training and competing. " Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, the player Weston McKennie has tested positive for Covid 19

'The examination gave a negative result. The player is therefore healed and no longer subjected to home isolation.'


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There is no mention of Ronaldo whose initial test was a day earlier than McKennie's, before the Portuguese star returned a second positive on Thursday.

The former Real Madrid forward is desperate to return in time for Juventus' Champions League clash with Barcelona, hungry for his first face-off with Lionel Messi since leaving Spain in 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo standing on a baseball field: Ronaldo returned a positive test after returning from international duty with Portugal © Provided by Daily Mail Ronaldo returned a positive test after returning from international duty with Portugal

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US midfielder Weston McKennie has tested positive for coronavirus sending Juventus back into isolation , the Italian champions announced on Wednesday. "During the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Weston McKennie has tested positive for Covid - 19 ," Juventus said in a statement, they said the team had gone into isolation on Wednesday evening. "This procedure will allow all persons negative to the controls to carry out regular training and match activities, but will not allow contact with people outside of the group."

Weston McKennie carried out, as per protocol, the check with a diagnostic test (swab) for corona virus ( Covid 19 ). The exam showed a negative The exam showed a negative result. The player has therefore recovered and no longer subject to home isolation .

It means the Portugal talisman should get his way if he returns a negative result from another test on Friday.

Ronaldo has had to brush off accusations from Italy's sports minister that he broke coronavirus protocols, having flown from Portugal to Italy in a private helicopter on his way back from international duty.

a man standing next to a football ball: The forward wants to be ready to clash with his old foe Lionel Messi when Juve play Barcelona © Provided by Daily Mail The forward wants to be ready to clash with his old foe Lionel Messi when Juve play Barcelona a woman standing in front of a window: Ronaldo has been demonstrating he's asymptomatic on social media since a second positive © Provided by Daily Mail Ronaldo has been demonstrating he's asymptomatic on social media since a second positive

The Juventus star called the claims a 'lie' and that he and the club: 'Complied with all the procedures.'

The Italian champions could do with both McKennie and Ronaldo back in action after a frustrating 1-1 draw with Crotone on Saturday stalled their title defence.

McKennie is on a season-long loan from Schalke, with the Serie A side able to trigger a £16.5m clause in his contract for a permanent deal.

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