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English football player Chelsea Pedro spoke of the difficulty of staying away from his family in light of the emerging Corona virus crisis, saying that everyone is trying to “get past” the situation as best as possible.
The 32-year-old stayed in England, while his family spends time in Spain. The wide restrictions imposed in many countries of the world on movement and travel in order to combat the “Covid-19” outbreak prevented them from meeting again.
The player told the club’s website, “It is difficult not to see your children, your relatives, your relatives, not being near them in a complicated time and difficult for all of us.”
“We are in constant contact on the phone, we communicate about what we do in light of the isolation and we try to stay as close as possible (…) Of course I wanted to be there (in Spain), but that is not currently possible, and all of us will remain Where it is and we are trying to get around this as best as possible. ”
And the virus, which claimed about 28,000 declared deaths around the world until Saturday morning, imposed the suspension of various sports activities around the world, especially football. The English sports authorities suspended the game until April 30, knowing that this date may be extended in light of the spread of the virus.
Football matches in Spain were suspended until further notice.
Spain is one of the countries most affected by the virus and the second globally in terms of deaths reported after Italy, as it reported Saturday that the number of victims was approximately six thousand. The UK has over a thousand deaths.
Through his charity, Pedro provided financial assistance to contribute to the efforts to combat the epidemic in his country, and he joined his colleagues in the first team of Chelsea by making a donation to help the needy in West London, through the charity affiliated with the Stamford Bridge Club.
Pedro said he was keeping in touch with his Spanish colleagues, such as Cesar Espeliquita, goalkeeper Kiba Arisabalaga and Marcos Alonso, noting that Chelsea had previously announced that young player Calum Hudson-Odoi was infected with the virus.
“The situation is very precise and complicated. It is accurate because many cases have been recorded, especially in Madrid and Catalonia (…) and now in all countries,” Pedro added.
“I spoke on the phone to Kiba and Marcos Alonso. I also called Barcelona’s Jordi Alba (his former team). I am in touch with other players as well to see how they are dealing with this situation, especially since some of them are currently alone, and this may be difficult sometimes.”
“These are difficult times, and we are in constant contact. I also speak repeatedly to” Asbi “(referring to Aspiliquita).”
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