The Juventus staff are still in training regardless of the COVID-19 spread but the 35-year-old attacker is back in Madeira.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is remaining in Madeira to avoid the coronavirus after the suspension of Serie A.
Italy has become the European country most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected 12,462 individuals and claimed the lives of 827 as of Wednesday evening.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared that Serie A is suspended indefinitely amid Italy’s lockdown to contain the spread of this virus, which had forced the postponement of many games in the Italian top-flight lately.
Public gatherings are banned in Italy and the government has moved to restrict all movement other than for work and crisis services.
But, Maurizio Sarri ordered his players to continue training in the club’s facilities in Turin on Wednesday, but talisman Ronaldo stayed away to avoid any risk of infection.
Juventus confirmed on their website that the 35-year-old is back to the island of Madeira, where he was born, “pending developments linked to the current health crisis”.
The coronavirus, which has killed almost 4,400 people throughout the planet since the epidemic began last December, has disrupted soccer schedules throughout the world.
While the domestic calendar was paused in Italy, Inter and Roma watched their Europa League clashes against Getafe and Sevilla, respectively, postponed because of travel restrictions.
The Premier League was changed for the first time on Wednesday when the game between Manchester City and Arsenal was called off after some Gunners players were put in self-isolation.
In Spain, the following two rounds of fixtures in La Liga will be played behind closed doors and in France, fans will be banned from stadiums until April 15.
That strategy has been employed to Champions League and Europa League matches, Also. On Wednesday, the last-16 next leg between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund was played in an empty arena, which is also the case next week when Barcelona sponsor Napoli and Bayern Munich take on Chelsea in Germany.
Fans are also absent during Manchester United’s match against LASK in Austria, Olympiacos vs Wolves, Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donestk and Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers from the Europa League.