Five people involved with the Valencia first-team squad have contracted coronavirus.

“Valencia CF inform that five positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been detected amongst first-team staff and players,” the club said in a statement. “All of these persons are now at home, in good health and obeying self-isolation measures”.

Earlier on Sunday, the Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay became the first La Liga player to confirm he has the virus.

“It’s clear that I have got off to the wrong start in 2020,” he said on Instagram. “I’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, I feel very good and now I just have to listen to the health authorities and for now remain isolated”. Continue reading

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