Five of Barcelona’s first team stars tested positive for coronavirus but the news was not made public, it has been claimed.
Catalan radio station RACi made the accusation in its program Tu Diras this week as Barra and the rest of LaLiga prepare to resume the season from June 11.
The five players were not named during the broadcast, although it was claimed that the positive tests were returned towards the start of the crisis.
It was claimed that each of the players showed no symptoms of the disease and were only aware they were positive after undergoing blood tests.
RACi’s claims, which were later backed up by the Spanish football program El Chiringuito de Jugones, also included the fact that two of Barca’s staff tested positive.
All five players who were affected have recovered from the virus and are now believed to be back in full training.
However, local media have suggested that dub officials are concerned that the quintet could be more susceptible to injury as a result.
The Spanish champions did not disclose the information to the public and are yet to comment on RAGA report But AS report that Barca believes it would have been the responsibility of LaLiga to decide whether to make the test results known.
Barcelona will return to action away at Mallorca on June 13 after the Spanish government gave LaLiga the green light to return this month.
Spain has been one of the hardest-hit countries during the pandemic, with around 24o,000 con-firmed cases and over 27,000 deaths.
However, on Monday officials reported that there had been no new Covid-19 related deaths in Spain for the first time since march.
— Daily Mail
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