The COVID-19 disease raging over the world has hit on a Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti who has been confirmed positive of the virus.
The French defender was confirmed positive in a press release by the football club some hours to the face off with Bayern Munich in the battle for the champions League title.
Umtiti, like the rest of the club, was tested for the respiratory disease on Thursday ahead the Friday clash.
However, the Spanish club has reported that Umtiti has so far been asymptomatic and is currently self-isolated in his home.
Barcelona has informed the proper sport and health authorities about this positive test, and is “tracing all the people who have had contact with the player so that they can undergo the corresponding PCR tests” (PCR test is one of the many ways someone can be tested for coronavirus.)
While it’s not clear how many team members Umtiti has had contact with recently, the rest of the Barcelona squad tested negative for coronavirus during Thursday’s examinations.
The defender also has not traveled with the rest of the team to Lisbon as a knee injury has kept him out of the latest matches in Barcelona’s Champions League campaign.
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