Italian player who tested positive for coronavirus narrates how disease made him ‘partially blind’

By Amara Christa

– Alessandro Favalli earlier tested positive for coronavirus

– The Italian defender says the infection left his eyes burning

– The ravaging pandemic has killed over 3400 people in Italy

Italian defender Alessandro Favalli who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has stated that the infection left his eyes burning, SunSport reports.

The 27-year old is the second player in Italy that tested positive for COVID-19. According to him, he woke up that day feeling very uncomfortable.

He said it was so terrible that his eyes were burning and he had to immediately place a call to his family members and the all claimed to have the same symptoms.

“I woke up on March 2 feeling uncomfortable,” he started. “I had a fever, a headache and my eyes were burning. I already had symptoms during the night, shivering for cold.

“I rang my family and they all had the same symptoms. “We’d had a family dinner a few days before.

“I knew straight away what we all had. I was never really scared for myself, I never felt that bad. I was more worried about some of my relatives, who were hit harder than me, maybe due to their different age and fitness level.”

The player has immediately gone on self-isolation but he is furious saying authorities did not take it serious early enough.

Italy has now recorded more deaths than China due the rampaging coronavirus.

Over 10,200 have died across the glove with more cases confirmed around the world which is now over 250,000.

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