*Becomes first Chinese Super League player with pandemic
Belgian professional footballer, and former Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus code-named COVID-19.
The 32-year-old midfielder, moved to China in 2019 after 11 seasons in England with Manchester United and Everton Football Club.
According to a post on Twitter, Fellaini, who is now playing for Chinese club Shandong Luneng said, “I hope to return to the game as soon as possible.”
It was gathered that the Fellaini is in isolation at Jinan hospital, which specialises in infectious diseases.
Fellaini, who had recently returned to the country to resume training, is reportedly the only Chinese Super League player to have contracted the illness.
A statement from his club read: “The official test confirmed that the player Fellaini has tested positive for coronavirus during the quarantine observation period.
“During this period, the player’s body temperature has been normal and there are no other discomforts. He has received further observation and treatment at a designated medical institution.”