The coronavirus outbreak has caused many leagues in Europe to pause their football leagues and other sports activities that involve the gathering of people. One of La Liga giant team, Valencia CF, released a statement to announce that 5 players have been infected with the virus in their team and Mangala and Ezequiel Garay who are both defenders are part of them.
The statement reads;
“Valencia CF inform that five positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been detected amongst first team staff and players. All of these persons are now at home, in good health and obeying self-isolation measures.
Besides providing further information over the coming hours, the club reiterate our support for the health authorities and their social awareness campaigns, and emphasise to all of the population the importance of staying at home and continuing to follow the previously published hygiene and illness-prevention measures. ”
Garay who has missed almost all the match this season due to an injury to his social media page, IG to inform his fans that he has confirmed he has been positive, he said;
“Evidently, my 2020 did not start well,’ he wrote. ‘I have tested positive for the coronavirus. I feel fine and now all I can do is listen to the health authorities, so I will self-isolate “
Moving on the former Man City defender, Mangala, he also took to his IG page to share the sad news about the COVID-19, he said;
“I knew today that I am Coronavirus positive.
At the moment, I’m feeling good and I have no symptoms associated with the virus. However, I am confined in house and have no contact with my family.
I learned that we can carry the virus without having symptoms, that’s why I recommend everyone to follow the confinement measures and avoid contact with other people, as much as possible, even if you feel well.
If everyone respect these instructions, together we will avoid the propagation as much as possible and fight to avoid transmitting it to people, who may have aggravating symptoms.
Many thanks for your support message, Take care of yourself and your loved ones and respect the confinement instructions to avoid the spreading.”