Valencia Club Football has just announced that 35% of its workforce has tested positive for the new coronavirus, stressing that there are no serious cases to be reported.
The contagion would have occurred during the trip to Milan, “an area confirmed as being at high risk by the Italian authorities a few days later”, during the first leg match of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Atalanta February 19 (lost 4-1), says the Spanish club.
“Despite the strict measures adopted by the club, the latest test results show that the inherent exposure to the match resulted in around 35% of positive cases” among the players and the coaches, the club said in a press release published on its page web.
“All are asymptomatic cases and are at home with medical follow-up and isolation measures, normally carrying out their planned work plan,” added the same source.
The club announced on Sunday that five members of the coaching staff and first-team players have tested positive for the new coronavirus. With 9,191 cases of contamination from the new coronavirus and 309 deaths, Spain is the second country most affected in Europe by the epidemic.