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CORONAVIRUS | 'I struggled to breathe'

By AFP

Added 28th March 2020 06:57 AM

"I felt heavy and after five minutes of movement I had to stop because I was struggling to breathe," says a Turin-based football star Paulo Dybala.

CORONAVIRUS | 'I struggled to breathe'

A general view of the city of Rome during Italy's lockdown following the COVID-19 new coronavirus pandemic. High profile figures, such as Juventus star Paulo Dybala, have been directly affected by the virus. (AFP)

"I felt heavy and after five minutes of movement I had to stop because I was struggling to breathe," says a Turin-based football star Paulo Dybala.

CORONAVIRUS & SPORTS

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has revealed how he "struggled to breathe" after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.

The Argentine international announced last Saturday he was one of three Juventus players to catch the virus along with Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi, who both had no symptoms.

"I feel better now after some strong symptoms," the 26-year-old Dybala told JTV channel.

"A couple of days ago I was not well, I felt heavy and after five minutes of movement I had to stop because I was struggling to breathe."

 hhh Dybala says he can now move and walk

 

Dybala added: "Now I can move and walk to start trying to train, because when I tried in the past few days I started to shake too much.

"I gasped for air and as a result I couldn't do anything, after five minutes I was already very tired, I felt the body heavy and my muscles hurt.

"Now I'm fine. My fiancée Oriana (Sabatini) has also overcome the symptoms."

Dybala has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, including in league leader's Juventus's last game against Inter Milan before Serie A and all sport in Italy was suspended.

"The goal against Inter was the greatest emotion, (Aaron) Ramsey provided the perfect assist - it's a pity that there was no public," added Dybala.

 hh A cashier processes a customer's payment at a supermarket in Rome

 

 hh Italian milk farmer Massima Santoro, wearing a face mask, works on her farm in the countryside of Vottignasco, Piedmont

 

 hhh A patient infected with the new coronavirus is being transported by medical staff from an airplane of the Italian air force to an ambulance and to a hospital for further treatment in Dresden, eastern Germany

 

 hhh Mayor of Ponte San Pietro, Marzio Zirafa stands in a warehouse in Ponte San Pietro, used to store coffins of deceased people prior to being transported in another region to be cremated

 



 hhh Italian Army trucks transporting coffins of victims of coronavirus cross the city of Bergamo, Lombardy, after leaving the Monumental Cemetery to bring the coffins to crematoriums in other regions where municipalities have made themselves available to accept them

 


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