AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini and forward Daniel Maldini have both tested positive for COVID-19, the club have confirmed.
Italy continues to be the country hardest hit by the pandemic across Europe, with Sky News reporting that the death toll has risen to 4,825, with a 19% jump in deaths on Friday in comparison to Thursday.
The total number of cases in Italy rose to 53,578 from a previous 47,021, an increase of 13.9%, the Civil Protection Agency said. The region of Lombardy remains the most precarious, with 3,095 deaths and 25,515 cases, and it is the region that of course calls Milan its capital.
Milan hadn’t previously had any players affected by the virus but a number of other clubs had, however they have now confirmed that both Paolo Maldini and son Daniel have tested positive. The official statement reads as follows…
“Paolo Maldini, the club’s Technical Director, became aware of contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for Coronavirus and began to display symptoms of the virus himself. He was administered with a swab test yesterday, the result of which was positive. His son Daniel, a forward in AC Milan’s youth team who had previously been training with the First Team, also tested positive.
“Paolo and Daniel are both well and have already completed two weeks at home without contact with others. They will now remain in quarantine until clinically recovered, as per the medical protocols outlined by the health authorities.”
We wish both of them a quick recovery to full health.