Barcelona stars including Lionel Messi quarantined as coronavirus hits La Liga

Barcelona stars including Lionel Messi quarantined as coronavirus hits La Liga

- Barcelona are the latest football team to be hit by the deadly virus

- Messi and team mates have been ordered to go into self-quarantine

- Coach Quique Setien has told all first team players to continue to train at home

The continued spread of the deadly novel coronavirus has now hit La Liga as Barcelona stars are ordered to self-quarantine themselves including Lionel Messi.

This is coming barely 24 hours that rivals Real Madrid also told their first team players to go into quarantine following the discovery of the deadly disease in a basketball player who tested positive at the training headquarters.

In a bid to quell the continued spread of the outbreak, all football matches in Spain have been put on hold until further notice and this also prompted Barcelona to cancel all activities within the first team.

According to Infobae, Barcelona coach Quique Setien has however told the players to continue training at home with the supervision by the team’s personal trainers.

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"This decision was made after the meeting held this morning by the first football team with President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Dr. Jaume Padros and Dr Antoni Trilla."

Statistics now show that 90 people have died of the disease in Spain and well over 4000 are infected.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has been cleared not to be a carrier of the deadly coronavirus despite being held in quarantine in his native country of Portugal since early this week.

Miguel Albuquerque who is the president of the Madeira regional government explained this according to Daily Mail which means Cristiano Ronaldo has been tested negative.

This latest development will be a great one for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family and also his lovers in many parts of the world who have been worried about the footballer.

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The former Real Madrid star traveled to Portugal on Monday to check his mother who is down with illness and receiving treatments in the hospital. It was during this period that the news of Ronaldo's teammate Danieli Rugani contracting the disease broke out in which other players were kept in isolation.

Danieli Rugani was on the bench during Juventus' last game against Inter Milan and he later joined his teammates in the dressing room to celebrate the victory.

Ronaldo flew to Madeira with his family the next day where he has been rumored to might have contracted the virus since he shared the dressing room with Rugani.

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