Spain Suspends Top Leagues Game After Basketball Player Who Has Contact With Real Madrid’s Players Is Tested Positive To Coronavirus

 Spain Suspends Top Leagues Game After Basketball Player Who Has Contact With Real Madrid’s Players Is Tested Positive To Coronavirus

SEVILLE, SPAIN – MARCH 08: Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF show their dejection during the Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 08, 2020 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

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Earlier today, Spain has suspended top leagues game like La Liga and its second division for two weeks due to the outbreak of Coronavirus that is tormenting the world.

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SEVILLE, SPAIN – MARCH 08: Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF show their dejection during the Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 08, 2020, in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Real Madrid players in Spain were quarantine on Thursday after contact with one of the basketball players who has been tested positive to Coronavirus.

According to a report by The Punch, La Liga authorities made the decision after Real Madrid confirmed its senior football team is in quarantine after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive for the virus.

Real Madrid’s football and basketball players share facilities at Ciudad Real Madrid, the club’s training ground in Valdebebas.

A club statement read, “A player from our basketball first team has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“Since then, the recommendation has been made to quarantine both the basketball first team and the football first team, given that the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid.

“Likewise, it has been decided to close the facilities at our training ground and it is also recommended that all Real Madrid personnel who work there remain in quarantine.”

La Liga has also followed Italy’s Serie A in suspending its matches, following a meeting on Thursday with the Spanish Football Federation and the Spanish Players Union (AFE).

It means league fixtures over the next two weekends in Spains’ top two divisions will be postponed.

A La Liga statement read, “In view of the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible positive tests from players at other clubs, La Liga considers that the circumstances now exist to continue with the next phase of action against COVID-19.”

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“La Liga agrees to suspend at least the next two matchdays,” the statement added.

“This decision will be re-evaluated after the quarantine at affected clubs and other possible situations that could occur have ended.”

Recall that Italy has also suspended all Sports competition because of  Coronavirus’s Outbreak.

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