The Portuguese attacker returned to Turin on Monday after spending nearly two months in his homeland. Cristiano Ronaldo in 14-day quarantine after the Juventus star returned to Turin Italy.
The Portuguese attacker spent almost two months in his native Madeira when the coronavirus pandemic hit Italy, forcing the country to lockdown.
Ronaldo was expected to return on May 18, when the clubs were initially scheduled to return to training. The Italian government advanced that date to May 4 after many regions gave permission for the training centers to reopen, prompting Juventus to recall foreign players who had left Italy as the Covid-19 situation was getting worse.
All Returning players will have to go through two weeks of quarantine upon arrival in Italy before they can join other player and start training again.
While 35 years old Ronaldo, and his family on the way back to Turin, many of his teammates were being screened for coronaviruses at the Juventus Training Center. Aaron Ramsey, Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi, Carlo Pinsoglio and Merih Demiral, who is recovering from injury, were examined.
As of Tuesday, training will resume, though players will have to work on their own to comply with the rules of social distancing. Although all 20 Serie A clubs voted to start the season again when it is safe to return and are now on their way back to training, it is still unknown when soccer will be played again.
Despite the government’s decision to lift restrictions on team sports athletes returning to training, the nation’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said there is “no way” that soccer can return soon.
Although there have been fears that the government could ban some sports for several months, Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina has warned that such a move “would be the death of Italian football”, while Lazio sporting director Igli Tare said clubs are willing to wait several months before resuming the season.
“I heard that the order could come from the Minister of Sport this week,” he said. “But that would not be within his remit. FIFA, UEFA and FIGC have explained that the leagues must be finished within the calendar year.
“If we don’t start the league again in June, we will do it when it’s possible.”