Following the Old Lady defender was confirmed to have the virus, the Nerazzurri affirmed they have taken preventative steps.

Inter have suspended all aggressive activities after it had been confirmed Juventus defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus.

Juve confirmed on Wednesday that Rugani had contracted the COVID-19 virus, which originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.

Rugani was an unused substitute for Sunday, as Juve saw off Inter 2-0 at a top-of-the-table clash played behind closed doors.

After Juve’s announcement over Rugani, Inter verified they will suspend all competitive activities until further notice.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the spread of this illness as a global pandemic, with people urged to self-isolate for 14 days when they’ve come into contact with someone afflicted by the virus.

Italy has reacted strongly to the outbreak, together with the nation set on lockdown and the authorities have now suspended all national games until April 3.

Confirmation of Rugani’s condition comes after Serie A was put on hold until at least April with his team now committed to following good quarantine protocol.

“The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is now asymptomatic,” Juventus stated in a club announcement.

“Juventus Football Club is now activating all of the isolation procedures required by law, for example, senses of those who’ve had contact with him.”

Rugani started his career with Empoli at Serie B before joining Juventus in 2015 where he’s now contracted until June 2023.

The defender’s positive evaluation comes in the wake of news that Juve celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo has stayed in his hometown of Madeira to limit the probability of getting coronavirus with Italy now in lockdown.

Coronavirus is having an effect on football all around the world with World Cup qualifiers postponed in several of areas, while popular competitions like the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 are being affected.

The Champions League and Europa League also have been modified, with Manchester United’s first leg against LASK Linz at the latter contest set to be played behind closed doors in Austria, whilst Roma and Getafe’s game was postponed after the Italian’s plane was not permitted to land in Spain.