The Spanish club said on Monday that the outbreak of the virus in its ranks came as a result of its trip last month to Milan, the region declared “high risk” by the Italian authorities, in order to fight the first leg of the Champions League final against Atalanta.
The club added that, despite the strict procedures adopted by the club after the match, the recent results showed that the inherent exposure to such matches, caused positive tests for about 35% of the players and coaches. The club continued that all cases without apparent symptoms, which are currently isolated in their homes, receive evaluation Medical and implements its training plans.
On Sunday, Valencia confirmed that five of its players and employees, including Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay, had tested positive for the virus, as positive. Garay became the first La Liga player to be declared infected with the Covid-19 virus.
The announcement of the infection with the “Covid-19” virus, which led to the postponement of the Spanish League by at least two stages, was made by Garay in particular, where he wrote in his account on the site “Instagram”, that the tests proved the positive state of the virus, saying that he feels very good But only interest in the health authorities’ instructions and staying in isolation, he says.
The 33-year-old has been absent from Valencia since early February, due to a rupture in his knee ligaments, but he has appeared since the injury next to his colleagues, and his last appearance with them was on the Mestalla stadium in the second leg of the Champions League final price, when the “bat” lost In front of their Italian guest Atalanta 3-4, they bid farewell to the continental competition, after losing 1-4 back in “San Siro” in Milan. The Spanish team played the home game at home behind closed doors on Tuesday.
On February 28, the club announced that it would stop all non-sporting activities with the first team, after it was confirmed that one of the journalists who attended the first match against Atalanta was infected with the virus, and after that, the club canceled all obligations with the media, and a ceremony honoring his player was also canceled. Former international David Villa.
After suspending the League matches on the 12th of this year for at least two phases due to the virus, serious doubts persist about the possibility of completing this season, as it is understood that the Spanish League supports the extension of the season to the summer, and the postponement of the European Cup 2020 until later this year or 2021. The number increased Deaths in Spain as a result of the “Covid-19” virus increased to 309 out of 9,100 cases, according to the latest official announcement issued on Monday.