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Ex-Manchester United Star Fellaini Contracts Coronavirus

File: Marouane Fellaini of Shandong Luneng celebrates after scored through the Chinese language Tremendous League (CSL) soccer match between Shandong Luneng and Beijing Renhe in Jinan in China’s jap Shandong province on March 1, 2019.  STR / AFP


Marouane Fellaini has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, his membership Shandong Luneng stated Sunday, the previous Manchester United participant turning into the primary identified case within the Chinese language Tremendous League (CSL).

The 32-year-old Belgian worldwide midfielder has a traditional temperature and is feeling positive, Shandong stated, however “is under observation and having treatment at a designated medical facility.”

“The club will do its best… to help in the treatment and recovery of the player.”

Fellaini is simply the most recent high-profile identify in soccer to catch the illness, becoming a member of the likes of Juventus ahead Paulo Dybala, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta.

However he’s the primary confirmed case within the CSL, dealing a blow to the league’s hopes of beginning the season as early as subsequent month.

The marketing campaign was supposed to start final month however has been indefinitely postponed by the outbreak.

Fellaini, additionally previously of Everton, joined Shandong Luneng from English giants United in February final 12 months for a reported 7.2 million euros.

On Saturday, the Chinese language Soccer Affiliation stated that the nation’s best-known participant, ahead Wu Lei, had additionally examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

Wu, who performs for Spanish strugglers Espanyol, is in self-isolation at house in Barcelona and has solely gentle signs.

The coronavirus emerged within the central Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan in December and has since unfold internationally and change into a pandemic, killing 13,000 individuals and infecting greater than 300,000.

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