Former Belgian footballer Marouane Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus


Former Manchester United and Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Fellaini who joined Shandong Luneng, the Chinese Super League club last January from the English Premier League side, returned to China on Friday to join up with his club and tested positive for the coronavirus.

“The official test confirmed that the player Fellaini has tested positive for coronavirus during the quarantine observation period,” A statement from his club.

“During this period, the player’s body temperature has been normal and there are no other discomforts. He has received further observation and treatment at a designated medical institution,” the statement added.

The 32-year-old confirmed the news and request people to stay safe. “Dear friends, I have been tested for coronavirus and my test result is positive. Thanks to the fans, medical staff and the club for their care and attention. I will follow the treatment and hope to return to the game as soon as possible. Please, everyone, stay safe,” he tweeted.

It must be noted that Fellaini joins the list of football stars who have been affected by the coronavirus. Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi and Daniele Rugani are few of them.