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Breaking: Four more Sampdoria players diagnosed with coronavirus

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A further four Sampdoria players have tested positive for the Coronavirus, following Manolo Gabbiadini testing positive for the virus.

Sampdoria have been rocked by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with a number of squad members now positive with COVID-19.

Manolo Gabbiadini was the first in the club to have tested positive for the virus on Thursday afternoon.

But it now appears a further four players have been diagnosed with the virus as well.

Sampdoria released a statement on their club website on Friday evening revealing the sad incident.

“U.C. Sampdoria can confirm that footballers Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Morten Thorsby and club doctor Amedeo Baldari have tested positive for COVID-19, following the positive result for Manolo Gabbiadini a few days ago. All of them are in good health and are at their homes in Genoa.”

“The club would like to reiterate that it has carried out all the necessary procedures in accordance with the law: all the club’s offices are closed and the players, club officials and staff potentially infected are in voluntary self-isolation at home. “

“All sporting activities have been suspended and essential administrative and organisational operations are being carried out remotely.”