Atletico announced that two of their club members were positive corona virus on Monday (10/8/2020) yesterday, only four days before the match against RB Leipzig, Friday (14/8) in the morning WIB. Initially it was not revealed who the infected team member was, but recently Atletico released the names of two players: Angel Correa and Sime Versaljko.
Now this Tuesday (11/8), it is Valencia’s turn to announce two cases of COVID-19 in the club. It is not yet known whether the player or staff was infected.
“PCR and blood serum tests that were held this Monday for the first team, coaching staff, and the team’s direct collaborators detected two positive cases of COVID-19,” said Valencia’s official statement.
“Those who are positive will remain isolated in their respective homes, in accordance with LaLiga and VCF protocols. Health authorities have been immediately informed of their status.”
With this positive case, it is possible that Valencia is facing a second wave after a number of team members were also infected last March. At that time the team nicknamed the Bats estimated that one third of the team members had contracted COVID-19, including three players: Ezequiel Garay, Eliaquim Mangala, and Jose Gaya.
Even Valencia’s meeting with Atalanta in the last 16 of the Champions League in February-March was believed to be a moment for the massive spread of the Coronavirus. Atalanta is a team from the city of Bergamo, which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 case in Italy.