Valencia stated 35 p.c of gamers and workers members have examined optimistic for coronavirus. © AFP
Valencia, the first Spanish soccer membership to report coronavirus infections, stated Monday that 35 p.c of gamers and workers members have examined optimistic for the illness. The membership stated the virus unfold among the many squad following final month’s journey to Milan, “an space confirmed as ‘excessive threat’ by the Italian authorities days afterwards”, for the primary leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in opposition to Atalanta. “Regardless of the strict measures adopted by the membership” after the match, “these newest outcomes present that the publicity inherent to such matches has precipitated a optimistic check fee of round 35%,” Valencia stated in an announcement.
“All circumstances are asymptomatic and people concerned are presently remoted at residence, receiving medical evaluation and finishing up their scheduled coaching plan.”
On Sunday, Valencia introduced that 5 of the membership’s gamers and workers had examined optimistic for COVID-19, together with Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay.
Spain is the second worst affected nation by the virus in Europe, with greater than 9,100 confirmed circumstances and 309 deaths.