Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is the latest footballer to be struck down by coronavirus.

According to the DailyMail, a local health department in the Chinese city of Jinan, a recent test taken by Fellaini has returned positive for the virus which has swept across the globe.

The 32-year-old currently plies his trade in the Chinese Super League for Shandong Luneng and he tested positive for coronavirus on Friday after taking a train to Jinan.

He had returned to China on Friday having spent several weeks in Dubai.

CSL players were sent abroad en masse to escape the coronavirus after its outbreak in China late last year. But given the recent dramatic reduction in reported new Covid-19 cases in China, players are starting to return to the country.

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