The ex-Red Devil is the first Chinese Super League player to be diagnosed with the virus.
Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for coronavirus in the Chinese province of Jinan, in accordance to a nearby health department.
The former Everton and Manchester United player is presently lining up for Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shandong Luneng and arrived by train in Jinan on March 20 when the positive test was taken.
Fellaini, 32, is the first CSL player to test positive for coronavirus to date, with that competition, like most around the world , presently suspended indefinitely.
While Covid-19 originated from China , reports from the country have suggested a dramatic minimize in identified cases over the past month as things deteriorate elsewhere round the world.
Fellaini moved to Shandong in 2019 and enjoyed a successful first season with the club as he scored thirteen goals in all competitions as his side finished fifth in the league.
As the coronavirus gets worse round the globe, football has been unable to escape its grasp with a number of players, managers and workforce testing positive.
On Saturday, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz unfortunately passed away after being hospitalised with the condition. While Juventus star Paulo Dybala joined a developing list of players from the club to test positive .
“Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have acquired the results for the Covid-19 test and each Oriana and I have tested positive,” Dybala posted on Twitter.
“Luckily we are in best condition. Thanks for your messages.”
Dybala was the third Juventus player to test positive for the coronavirus after Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi.
Italy is one of the countries worst affected through the outbreak, prompting the authorities to ban public gatherings and place tight restrictions on movement and travel.
With Serie A presently suspended until April, Roma midfielder Javier Pastore has suggested he can’t see the season actually being in a position to end as matters stand.
“We’ll see if we play again from this season or the next. To be honest, I assume it’ll be impossible to end the season, as we need at least 20-30 days of training to be ready,” the Argentina international told Radio Impacto.
“All the clubs will lose money, however I assume it is pretty much impossible to resume where we left off. It would suggest ending later and later, so having to move the start of the next campaign.
“But we cannot do that, due to the fact next summer there’s the Euros, the Copa America, etc.”