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COVID 19: Leganes’ CEO Ortega tests positive

Another La Liga side could be quarantined due to coronavirus as Leganes’ CEO Martin Ortega tests positive, the club has confirmed.

Leganes’ official website added that the first precautionary measure was to cancel Friday’s training session.

The Madrid-based club state that Ortega hasn’t been in contact with any member of the first-team squad or the coaching staff.

As for Ortega himself, he is set to be discharged from hospital already on Friday.

For the time being, no La Liga first-team player or a member of the coaching staff has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Real Madrid, though, were quarantined on Thursday after their basketball player tested positive. Both teams use the same training facilities.

Three professional footballers across Europe’s top five leagues tested positive for the new virus: Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria’s Manolo Gabbiadini and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.

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Moreover, Arsenal’s head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive as well.

La Liga have suspended the upcoming two match days with the league supposed to resume on April 5.

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