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Madeiran health chief speaks on Ronaldo having coronavirus

The president of the Portuguese islands has confirmed that Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not infected with coronavirus.

Ronaldo had travelled to Madeira to see his mother who had a stroke when news broke out that he Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani tested positive to coronavirus.

The Portuguese star was reported to have been immediately quarantined as he had close contact with Rugani whom he played alongside in the Italian Serie A game against Inter Milan.

Speaking on Ronaldo, President of the Madeira regional government Miguel Albuquerque said: ‘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.’

Regional health secretary Pedro Ramos confirmed: ‘Both the athlete and his family are asymptomatic.’

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