A Nigerian-born striker, Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first footballer to be infected with the deadly coronavirus.
Udoh currently plays for an Italian Seria C side, Pianese, which he had join on July 14, 2019.
The Pianese striker was diagnosed with the disease on Thursday, February 27, 2020, and has been quarantined by the Italian health authorities.
The 22-year-old has featured for several teams including Reggiana and the Juventus youth team in Italy.
The Italian man was reported to had visited Ogun State for two day, before being brought on the third day to Lagos where he was diagnosed with the coronavirus.