Five Valencia players have tested positive for Coronavirus, the La Liga club has confirmed. Spain is the worst-hit European country after Italy.
Valencia and Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay became the first La Liga player to announce a positive test earlier on Sunday. Later on Sunday, Valencia center-back Eliaquim Mangala said he had tested positive and was self-isolating.
“It is clear I have started 2020 with bad luck,” Garay, 33, wrote on Instagram. I am very well and must obey health authorities and stay isolated.”
Meanwhile, former Manchester City defender Eliakim Mangala also confirmed hi status later on.
“I knew today that I am Coronavirus positive. At the moment, I’m feeling good and I have no symptoms associated with the virus. However, I am confined in house and have no contact with my family,” Mangala posted.
Real Madrid players are also in quarantine after one of the Real Madrid basketball players tested positive for the virus. The players use the same training facilities as the football team.
The Spanish La Liga was suspended last week due to the outbreak of the virus that has threatened to put a halt to business around the world as we know it.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also tested positive of the virus and is in quarantine.