Valencia confirms new positive cases of coronavirus

Valencia confirms new positive cases of coronavirus

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Valencia has reported on Monday new positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in first-team players and technicians. Of course, just as it had done on Sunday, when it reported that there were five positive cases between soccer players and technicians, the Valencian institution has not revealed in the statement published on its official website the identity of those infected.

“All are asymptomatic cases and are in their homes with medical follow-up and isolation measures, carrying out their scheduled work plan normally. Despite the strict measures adopted by the Club after playing a match on February 19, 2020 UEFA Champions League in Milan, confirmed a high risk area by the Italian authorities days later, distancing the staff from the work environment and the general public, the latest results show that the inherent exposure to matches has caused around 35% of positive cases, “reads the statement issued about 21:45 on Monday.

In addition, Valencia wanted to take advantage of this new test for high virus contagiousness “to insist that the population stay at home and strictly follow all the hygiene and prevention measures already published. It also reinforces confidence in our health system and in the recommendations of the Ministry of Health for those mild cases of coronavirus infection that are in home isolation. We recall that the telephone number for attention to coronavirus in the Valencian Community is 900300555 “.


On Sunday, Ezequiel Garay had confirmed that it was one of the first five positive cases of Valencias coronavirus. This was confessed by the Argentine player himself through his profile on social networks, specifically on his Instagram account, where he explained: “It is clear that I started 2020 badly.” “I have tested positive for the coronavirus, I feel very well and now it only remains to pay attention to the health authorities, for now I have to be isolated,” he added.

Garay thus became the first footballer to get coronavirus in LaLiga, while hours later it became known that his teammate, Eliaquim Mangala, was another one of them.

A shared post by Ezequiel Garay (@ ezequielgaray24) on Mar 16, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. PDT

Valencia had already announced on Sunday that up to five members of the first team between players and coaches had tested positive. It should be noted that Che was in Milan in February playing against Atalanta, and received the Italian club just a few days ago in Mestalla.

Juan Aliaga, doctor of the first staff, has also been infected by the coronavirus. The situation caused that all the members of the first team had undergone the different medical tests.

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