NEWS
Thursday March 19 2020
Juventus 'let stars leave' after quarantine

Juventus assure Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira have all been given permission to leave quarantine after testing negative for coronavirus.

La Repubblica’s online edition had claimed this afternoon that Higuain was stopped at the Caselle Airport in Turin trying to board a private jet on his way to Argentina, breaking the self-isolation rules.

La Gazzetta dello Sport then added that teammate Rodrigo Bentancur was with him, accompanied by their respective families.

However, Juventus have assured multiple sources – including La Gazzetta dello Sport – that this was a misunderstanding.

Higuain, Pjanic and Khedira have all been in isolation since Daniele Rugani became the first Serie A player to test positive for coronavirus on March 11.

A week has passed and they tested negative, so have been allowed to leave the country in order to join their families.

Higuain, in particular, required special permission because his mother is ill in Argentina, and Tuttosport even claim Juventus provided him with the jet.

Cristiano Ronaldo is self-isolating in Portugal, as he had already left to be with his mother in Madeira before the lockdown order.

Rugani is not the only Juventus player to test positive, as Blaise Matuidi was also found to have the viral illness on March 17.

Although they have tested negative, some are still unhappy that the Juventus stars and their families are allowed to travel when the entire country is ordered to stay at home.

Around 3,000 people have now died in Italy after contracting COVID-19.

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