Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a statement from Portugal, where he is currently in quarantine after Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani tested positive for Covid-19.

Italian defender Rugani became the highest-profile name in football to contract the virus when the news of his positive test emerged earlier this week.

Other big names including Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi have since been confirmed as contracting the virus, which continues to ravage Europe in particular.

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Rugani’s Juventus teammates are currently all in self-isolation, with more than 100 people in the Juventus organization as a whole also in quarantine.

That includes star forward Ronaldo, who had returned to his homeland to visit his mother this week after she continues her recovery from a stroke.

Ronaldo will remain in the country to self-isolate, rather than return to Italy, it is reported.

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