Deportivo Alaves confirm 15 players and staff test positive for coronavirus

Deportivo Alaves confirm 15 players and staff test positive for coronavirus

- Deportivo Alaves have said 15 club members are carrying the dreaded coronavirus

- 638 people have died from the pandemic in Spain

- The suspended La Liga will not resume until April at least

Deportivo Alaves have been hit with the dreaded coronavirus after fifteen members of the club test positive for the ravaging pandemic, SportsMax reports.

The epidemic continues to spread across Europe, with Italy and Spain suffering heavily. While there are 35,713 active cases in Italy and 2,978 deaths, 638 people have died in Spain with over 14,000 active cases.

According to a statement by the club, three first team players are affected, while others are members of the backroom staff.

The Spanish La Liga has been put on hold and will not resume until April, at least, as the pandemic continues to ravage sporting events around the globe.

A statement on Alaves' website read: "A total of 15 people have tested positive, three of them belonging to the Deportivo Alaves first team, seven more to the coaching staff and none to the basketball team. Five workers have also been affected."

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This is coming barely 24 hours after Real Madrid’s former president Lorenzo Sanz is currently in critical condition after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been put in intensive care.

The 76-year-old is said to be in critical condition as his son revealed he attempted to treat himself at home according to reports in the Spanish media. Diaz got famous for signing top stars for Los Blancos including Brazilian star Roberto Carlos.

He also brought the famous Fabio Capello to limelight when he brought the manager to the Bernabeau.

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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.

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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.

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