Juventus squad entered isolation as one of the players tested positive for COVID-19.
Although a new season is going to start soon, football still is dealing with the same difficulties from the past two seasons.
All the clubs, includingJuventus
, are required to conduct regular checks on the players who are in the pre-season training sessions.
Everything seemed fine until one of the tests came back positive for COVID-19. Young attacking midfielder
, who is a part of the club’s U-23 squad, is the man in the question. The 22-year-old has been training with the first team this summer.
Juve fans remember him fondly as thanks to his extra-time winner against Genoa last season in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia, Juventus were able to win that game and even win the tournament later.
In this situation, protocol dictates that the entire squad need to enter isolation. They could still attend training sessions as long as their tests are negative, however, they can not contact outsiders.
“Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Hamza Rafia has tested positive with Covid-19,”
Juventus stated on their official website.
“In compliance with the legislation and in agreement with the local health authority, the team group has entered into fiduciary isolation as of today. This procedure will allow all negative subjects to carry out regular training and match activities, but will not allow contact with the outside of the group.”