La Liga side Valencia has reported that 35% of the team playing and backroom staffs have been tested for COVID-19.
Five cases of the virus were reported by the club on Sunday, which includes Argentine’s defender, Ezequiel Garay, and French defender, Eliaquim Mangala among those that were tested positive for the virus.
In a statement by the club, it starred that “several further tests for COVID-19 coronavirus amongst Valencia coaching staff and players have come back positive”.
The club also revealed that the virus spread among the team following their last month’s champions league first leg trip to Milan against Atalanta which was subsequently reported by the Italian authority as a high-risk area of the virus. “Despite the strict measures adopted by the club after the champions league game.
These latest results shows the exposure inherent to such matches has caused a positive test rate around 35%”, The club added .
Furthermore, the club reported that “All cases are asymptomatic and those involved are currently isolated at home, receiving medical assessment and carrying out their scheduled training plan.”
The WHO earlier declare the virus a pandemic. Spain is the has the largest infected number of people in Europe with 13,910 people and 623 Death only second behind Italy with 35,713 infected persons and a death record of 2,978.