Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for coronavirus in the Chinese province of Jinan, according to a local health department.

The former Everton and Manchester United player is currently 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, currently suspended indefinitely.

While Covid-19 originated from China, reports from the country have suggested a dramatic decrease in diagnosed cases over the past month as things deteriorate elsewhere around the world.

Fellaini moved to Shandong in 2019 and enjoyed a successful first season with the club as he scored 13 goals in all competitions as his side finished fifth in the league.

As the coronavirus gets worse around the globe, football has been unable to escape its grasp with a number of players, managers and staff testing positive.

 

Credit: Goal.com