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Nigerian footballer contracts coronavirus

King Paul Akpan Udoh, Italian-Nigerian player, has become the first footballer to be infected with coronavirus. The footballer of Nigerian descent currently plays for Pianese, an Italian Serie C side. The striker was diagnosed of the disease on February 27, and he has been quarantined. The 22-year-old started his career with Reggiana before moving to Juventus in 2011 where he was loaned back for a year.

The Covid -19 started in Wuhan in China in 2019. So far, almost 100,000 people have been infected with over 2000 deaths world wide.

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The virus has quickly spread the world over with outbreaks in Italy and Iran.

Italy is the country in Europe with the highest number of reported cases. Some Italian Serie A matches were postponed last weekend as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus.

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Nigeria reported its first case on Friday, February 28, the patient was an Italian who just returned from Milan.

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