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Sports News of Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Source: goal.com

Coronavirus could be devastating in Ghana - Alfred Duncan

Ghana international Alfred Duncan is dreading a possible escalation of coronavirus cases in Ghana.

The novel disease, also known as Covid-19, has so far infected 566 persons, killing eight in the West African nation.

The situation is starkly different from Italy where he plays club football for Fiorentina. A total of 20,465 deaths have been recorded while 159,596 persons, including three of the midfielder's team-mates, have been infected.

"Knowing that [Dusan] Vlahovic, [German] Pezzella and [Patrick] Cutrone were positive made me afraid," Duncan told Il Corriere Fiorentino.

"In Ghana the situation seems to be under control, but if the contagion were to explode it would have a devastating effect.

"I am anxious. Nothing will be like before.

"Fiorentina? Many young people dream of playing in Florence, how nice to find [Giuseppe] Lachini again. I'm here to grow up."

Around the world, Covid-19 has so far infected 1,888,976 persons while 117,586 deaths have been registered.

So devastating has the disease been that activities, including major sporting competitions, have ground to a halt.

Both the national leagues in Italy and Ghana have been temporarily suspended.

Duncan joined Fiorentina from Sassuolo on loan in January.

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