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Two of Barcelona staff members test positive for coronavirus

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Barcelona have been further affected by the coronavirus pandemic as two of their staff have now tested positive after initially showing symptoms.

According to reports in Spain, Barcelona have been rocked by reports of two staff members testing positive for coronavirus.

As per Spanish publication La Vanguardia  h/t by The Daily Star, the club’s chief of medical services Ramon Canal and their handball medic Josep Antoni Guttierez are the two staff members in question.

Canal, aged 59, was the first to test positive for the virus and is currently hospitalized alongside Guttierez.

Barcelona have already been impacted financially by the crisis with players reportedly rejecting pay-cuts, making this a major blow for the club.

The club have yet to make an announcement and are expected to do so within the next 24 hours.

With Spain under lock-down, the Barcelona players will continue to self-isolate at home as they hope the situation can come to an end soon.

We’re sending our thoughts to the Barcelona staff members involved and hope they get back to a speedy recovery soon enough.