“He is doing well now, he has no symptoms and is even training. Now he is waiting for the results of the latest two swabs,” the source said.
“Dybala has to respect the healthcare system and the time it takes. He is a soccer player and doesn’t get preferential treatment.”
Dybala has had four tests overall. The first two tests came back positive but is now currently awaiting the results of the third and fourth tests.
It is unclear when each of Dybala’s tests took place.
A Juventus spokesperson told CNN: “Dybala is still positive and when he tests negative it will be communicated.”
Dybala first announced on Instagram on Saturday March 21 that he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini had tested positive after his first test.
“Now I can move better, walking and trying to train. I could hardly breathe, I couldn’t do anything after five minutes. My muscles ached. Fortunately, Oriana and I are better now.”
The club announced earlier this month that both Rugani and Matuidi had made full recoveries after their swab tests came back with negative results.
“Right now, there are no studies that evaluate the antibody response as it relates to immunity, so we can’t say that an antibody response means that someone is immune,” said Dr. Maria van Kerkhove, who is the technical lead for the coronavirus response with the WHO.
“Saying that there’s no evidence in this area, doesn’t mean that there’s no immunity, it just means these studies haven’t been done yet,” Van Kerkhove added.
Slowly on its way back
New measures will come into effect on May 4, such as the relaxing of travel restrictions, increased access to parks and gardens and the ability to hold funerals with up to 15 attendees.
The manufacturing and construction sectors will reopen entirely, while bars and restaurants will be allowed to offer takeaway services.
Conte also announced that on May 18, further restrictions — such as sports teams returning to training and museums and libraries reopening — would also be lifted.
However, Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said he saw an “increasingly narrow path for the resumption of the Serie A.”
“If I were one of the presidents (of the clubs) I would focus on the next season,” Spadafora told private TV broadcaster La7.
While France canceled its 2019/2020 football season on Tuesday, England’s Premier League and Germany’s Bundesliga are exploring ways of trying to finish the current campaign, though Dybala’s case potential raises further questions for major European leagues to consider.
“My proposal is if it is possible, avoid playing competitive football in the coming weeks,” the chair of FIFA’s medical committee Michel d’Hooghe told BBC Sport. “Try to be prepared for the start of good competition next season.”