Valencia confirmed on Sunday 5 of the membership’s gamers and employees have examined constructive for coronavirus, together with Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay. Valencia stated all these affected have been “now at house, in good well being and obeying self-isolation measures.” Garay, who was set to overlook the remainder of the season with a knee damage, turned the primary participant in La Liga to verify a constructive check earlier on Sunday. “Clearly I’ve obtained off on the unsuitable foot in 2020,” Garay wrote on social media. “I’ve examined constructive for the coronavirus, I am fantastic and now simply listening to the well being authorities, in the intervening time in isolation.”
Valencia confirmed extra instances shortly after Garay’s announcement. “Valencia CF verify 5 constructive instances of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been detected amongst first workforce employees and gamers.
“All of those individuals at the moment are at house, in good well being and obeying self-isolation measures.”
Valencia performed behind closed doorways on Tuesday within the Champions League in opposition to Atalanta, the Serie A workforce based mostly in Lombardy, one in all Italy’s worst-hit areas by the virus.
After taking part in the primary leg away at Atalanta on February 19 with out restrictions to supporters, Valencia was one of many first Spanish golf equipment to take precautions.
The membership introduced on February 28 they’d be suspending all non-sporting exercise with the first-team after a journalist attending the opening sport in opposition to Atalanta was confirmed to have examined constructive.
All engagement with the media earlier than and after subsequent matches in opposition to Actual Betis on February 29 and Alaves on Friday was cancelled, whereas a tribute to the membership’s former participant David Villa was additionally referred to as off.
La Liga have since suspended all league fixtures for 2 weeks whereas golf equipment have closed down their coaching grounds and instructed gamers to coach alone from house.
An unnamed Actual Madrid basketball participant examined constructive for coronavirus on Thursday.
Critical doubts stay about whether or not the present season might be completed, with La Liga understood to be in favour of extending the marketing campaign into the summer season and suspending Euro 2020 till both later this 12 months or 2021.
UEFA will maintain a video convention on Tuesday, the place soccer’s response to the virus can be mentioned, together with the standing of Euro 2020, the Champions League and the Europa League.
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