Juventus defender Daniele Rugani’s partner Michela Persico has spoken up about the terror she suffered under while she was pregnant after catching the coronavirus.
“The day I discovered that Daniele had been testing positively, I just assumed I was, too. It was like my brain was short-circuited, thinking about all the ways that this might affect the baby,” Persico told Tuttosport.
She recalled: “The main thing was the uncertainty of this birth and being isolated, given that Daniele was still sick and isolating himself, not to mention my family’s worry.
“My Bergamo parents assured me they were constantly hearing street emergency sirens and nothing else. This was already the beginning of March.
“Thankfully, I managed to hold my head, after being informed by the physicians. I created a daily lockdown routine, which in my case took 35 days to complete.”
“I’m well now, but fortunately I’ve had only minor symptoms: lack of smell and taste, fever, exhaustion. Daniele and I were very lucky as compared with several others,” she added.
She also thanked fans all over the world for their support toward the couple, “The encouragement I got on social media, not only from Juventus supporters shocked me particularly. He also experienced the love that goes beyond being a part of a soccer squad.”
“It is such a modern illness, we don’t realize the symptoms and repercussions for pregnancy, and it has been scary over the first few days and I’ve been asking for help from everyone,” she went on to say.