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Barca defender Umtiti tests positive for coronavirus

Agence France-Presse. Madrid | Published: 00:58, Aug 15,2020

 
 

Samuel Umtiti

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for coronavirus, the club announced on Friday.

‘After the PCR tests carried out on Thursday, the first team player Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for Covid-19. The players is asymptomatic, is in good health and is isolating at home,’ read a Barca statement.

‘The club has informed the relevant sporting and health authorities as well as tracing all the people who have had contact with the player so that they can undergo the corresponding PCR tests.’

Umtiti had not travelled anyway to Lisbon due to injury, with Barcelona up against Bayern Munich there on Friday in the Champions League quarter-finals.

His infection comes after Barca youth team player Jean-Clair Todibo also tested positive on Wednesday.

It continues a spate of positive tests among Spanish clubs in recent weeks after Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao have all been among the clubs to report cases.

 

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