- Coronavirus rocked Barcelona camp days before the return of La Liga
- No fewer than five members of the club tested positive for the virus
- Reports claim those who tested positive showed no signs of the virus and have since recovered
- The disturbing reports came ahead of the planned return of the La Liga after weeks of inaction
No fewer than five Barcelona staff members reportedly tested positive for coronavirus days before the resumption of the Spanish League.
Reports claim those who tested positive for the virus were asymptomatic when the testing exercise was carried out.
SunSport quoting Catalan radio station RAC1 revealed that two backroom staff were included but they have all recovered and are ready to return to action.
However, it is believed there are concerns within the club's ranks about the effects of the virus on those who contracted COVID-19 and their possible susceptibility to injury.
Meanwhile, the club has not come out to confirm or refute the claims, a number of Spanish media outlets have echoed RAC1's report.
The reports came just days ahead of the planned return of La Liga later in June.
Barcelona are lined up to take on Mallorca on Saturday, June 13, away at Son Moix Stadium in their first match post-coronavirus.
Recently, Barca skipper Lionel Messi opened up on his struggles during the pandemic, saying football "will never be the same" after the COVID-19.
"Most of us are left with doubts about what the world is going to be like after everything that has happened," he told Goal. "Football, like life in general, I think will never be the same," he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has explained that it will be hard for football to return to the same level it was before the outbreak of coronavirus.
The virus broke out in December 2019 and it has gone to kill over close to 400,000 people with over 6 million cases recorded globally.
Football games were also suspended in many parts of the world due to the continuous threat the virus is causing in which mass gathering has also been banned.
Lionel Messi and his teammates at Barcelona were all ordered to quarantine themselves for more than two months before football is now getting clearer picture of returning in Spain.
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