FC Barcelona suspends training sessions, activities amid coronavirus pandemic


Spain: FC Barcelona decided not to hold training sessions for its first-team squad due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus.

Barcelona players have reportedly entered quarantine and will complete training schemes in their own homes due to the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was taken after “a meeting between the football first team, President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Dr. Jaume Padros, president of the Barcelona Medical College and head of workers’ health at FC Barcelona and Dr. Antoni Trilla, head of Preventative Medicine and Epidemiology at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona,” read the communique, which adds that the players “will follow a personalized training plan at home, under the supervision of the fitness coaches over the coming days.”

The Barcelona women’s team, as well as the B-team and the under-19 team, have also suspended their activity.

The news came a day after the Spanish Football League (LaLiga) decided to suspend the Liga Santander and the Liga Smart Bank for at least two weeks, while the Spanish Football Federation has also suspended all over levels of football in Spain.

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