ÖAustria’s soccer star Marko Arnautovic is quarantined in Dubai in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic under strange circumstances. As the 85-time international reported on Austrian television ORF on Sunday, he was asked by his club Shanghai SIPG after a stay in Germany to go back to the city in the United Arab Emirates and isolate himself there.
The Shanghai Association’s professionals had been given permission to travel to their families after a training camp in Dubai. Arnautovic then flew to Germany, where his wife and two daughters are staying. “Then after three or four days I was given instructions to come back to Dubai because Germany is a risky country for China,” said the 30-year-old. While his teammates left Dubai long ago, Arnautovic assumes that he will have to stay in the Emirates for up to ten days before he can return to China.
“It’s about the same here as everywhere. You can move outside, but you don’t. From 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. everything is tight, nobody is allowed to take to the streets If you do it anyway, there will be a severe penalty, ”said the former professional from Werder Bremen. Gaming operations in China could resume in mid or late May. “Almost everything is over there in good quotes, but they’re still very careful,” said Austria’s “Footballer of the Year” 2018.