Sampdoria: 4 more players test positive for coronavirus

Sampdoria, Italian Serie A club on Friday said four more of their players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.

The players —- Norwegian Morten Thorsby, Swede Albin Ekdal, Gambian Omar Colley and Italian Antonino La Gumina —- and team doctor Amedeo Baldari were all doing well, Sampdoria said.

“They are all in good health and in their homes in Genoa,” said the club in a statement.

“Sampdoria reiterates that it has immediately applied all the procedures stipulated by the regulations: all club premises are closed, the team, managers and employees potentially involved are in voluntary home isolation,” it added.

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“Everything will go well. Together we will make it. Stay at home.”

Thorsby, Ekdal and Colley have all been regulars this season while La Gumina has made one first-team appearance.

Sampdoria’s last game was on Sunday against Verona who have gone into self-isolation.

Serie A has been suspended until at least April 3 amid a general ban on sports events in Italy, the European country which has been worst-affected by the coronavirus