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Juventus and Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from COVID-19 infection

Last updated 2 months ago | By Waweru Titus

Cristiano Ronaldo [Photo: Reuters]

Juventus and Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from a COVID-19 infection, the Serie A club confirmed on Friday.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has missed one Portugal match and four Juventus games, including their Champions League clash with Barcelona, since he tested positive on October 13.

“Ronaldo has recovered from COVID-19. He carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid 19.

“The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation,” Juve said in a statement seen by The Standard Sport.

Juventus' next match is away to Spezia in Serie A on Sunday.

The former Real Madrid hitman has been keeping busy and staying fit in his home gym.

He rubbished suggestions weeks ago that he breached Covid-19 rules by returning to Italy after testing positive while away with the Portugal squad.

Italy's minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora said Ronaldo may have violated health protocols by travelling to Portugal for UEFA Nations League action.

The Portugal forward linked up with his national side for their October showdowns but two Juve members of staff had tested positive for coronavirus.

Reports indicated CR7 returned two negative COVID-19 tests but needed one more before being officially granted permission to leave fiduciary isolation and travel to his homeland.

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