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Sampdoria defender Bereszynski tests positive for COVID-19

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-03-16 10:38
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AC Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu in action with Sampdoria's Bartosz Bereszynski, San Siro, Milan, Italy, Jan 6, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

WARSAW - Sampdoria defender Bartosz Bereszynski confirmed via his social media account on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

On Friday the club announced in an official statement that Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Morten Thorsby, Antonino La Gumina and Fabio Depaoli were all diagnosed with coronavirus. It was later discovered that the Poland defender Bereszynski was also infected.

"Unfortunately I got a positive test for COVID-19. I feel good. Despite the appropriate precautions recently, I have not managed to avoid virus infection. That is why I am asking you to be responsible and stay at home whenever is possible," wrote Bereszynski on Instagram, while Sampdoria made another statement on the official website.

"U.C. Sampdoria announces that, in order to avoid security breaches and unhelpful scaremongering, the club has decided not to release any more information on its players, who, off the back of displaying slight symptoms, have undergone coronavirus checks. The only important information is that the players are all fine and are at their homes in Genoa.

"During such a difficult time for our country and out of respect for those working on the front line, it is our duty not to generate further worry regarding situations that are under control. We request that the media respects our choice," claimed the club.

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