Ex-Manchester United and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been diagnosed with coronavirus. According to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng which he plays for, Fellaini tested COVID-19 positive after returning to China on Friday.
It is reported that the former Belgium international did not show any symptoms when he arrived in China on Friday to join up with his club. Fellaini who is the first Chinese Super League player to test coronavirus positive has now been placed in quarantine. Another soccer player to test coronavirus positive in China is Brazilian striker Dori who plays for Meizhou Hakka, a second division side.
Fellaini, who joined Shandong last January from Manchester United, returned to the country on Friday to join up with his club and tested positive for the coronavirus.
Chinese Super League which was scheduled to start on February 22 has been pushed back indefinitely following the coronavirus pandemic that has also seen many sporting calendars cancelled globally.
“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,” Fellaini tweeted.