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COVID-19- Coronavirus Pandemia And How It Is Affecting Sports

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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic

The virus spreads between people in a way similar to influenza, via respiratory droplets from coughing

The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days, but may range from two to fourteen days.[10][11] Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome

Coronavirus pandemic and Sports

The rest of the NBA's 2019-2020 season has been suspended indefinitely, the league announced Wednesday night.

It follows Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Daniele Rugani: “Yes, I’ve the Coronavirus - but don’t worry, now I’m fine. I urge you to respect the rules, because this virus makes no distinctions! Let's do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for those around us”.

All Juventus players will be quarantined for 2 weeks . Juventus players will go all the necesarry tests during the next hours

Cristiano Ronaldo: I am not coming back to Turin!!

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The team is now isolated for two weeks at the J-Hotel, cannot play the second leg of the Champions League tie with Lyon.

A statement from Juventus noted he[Cristiano Ronaldo] was staying in Portugal “awaiting developments linked to the health crisis that is currently in progress.”

It’s possible this was referring to Rugani’s test rather than the flight ban between Portugal and Italy.

Following the announcement, Juve winger Federico Bernardeschi claimed he was going to self-isolate himself in the Juventus hotel to ensure his family remain protected following the spread of the virus.

Before his awareness of Rugani's case, he was trying to rise up donation for a local hotel at Turin to purchase ICU equipment to fight against coronavirus.

Inter suspend all sporting activity until further notice as Juventus defender Daniele Rugani contracts COVID-19.

UEFA plan to postpone the EUROs until 2021

Lionel Scaloni (Argentina coach) "You can't start qualifiers while the coronavirus progresses around the world. What's the point of players coming from Europe if they should be in quarantine.

Messi? I haven't talked to him or Barcelona. There they are not yet so committed."

Matías Lammens (Minister of Tourism and Sports in Argentina) "Any Argentine, or any footballer, who comes from those countries affected by the coronavirus, has to be isolated for 14 days. That also goes for the players."

All indications are that in the coming hours, a decision will be made to suspend LaLiga. LaLiga would give itself a 15-day reflection period to see how the coronavirus evolves in Spain and make a final decision on the competition

If the virus goes further, as all experts seem to indicate, there would be no possible dates to recover the postponed days and LaLiga, together with the Spanish Federation, would seek formulas to establish who is the champion, promoted teams, relegated teams.

La Liga will be played behind closed doors unless prohibited by the Ministry of Health. If LaLiga is suspended, the competition would lose around 600M euros

Barcelona announce that La Masia will be closed for the next two weeks as a precautionary measure due to the situation generated by the transmission of the coronavirus

All football matches in England will be played behind closed doors under government plans to combat coronavirus and could be triggered as early as today

As of 11 March 2020, over 126,000 cases have been confirmed in more than 110 countries and territories, with major outbreaks in mainland China, Italy, South Korea, and Iran. More than 4,600 have died from the disease and 67,000 have recovered

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