PEP GUARDIOLA’s mother unfortunately died after contracting a coronavirus, Man City confirmed.
The club released a statement on social media after the death of 82-year-old Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona.
He said: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report today the death of Pep’s moth, Dolors Sala Carrio, in Manresa, Barcelona, after contracting the Corona virus.
“She was 82 years old.
“All those associated with the club send their sincere condolences at this very painful time to Pep, his family and all their friends. “
Dolors was a former saleswoman and was married to Pep’s father, Valenti, a mason.
They had four children. Pep is their third child, after having two daughters and finally a second son.
It was understood that she lived in Santpedor, a quiet village in central Catalonia where Pep grew up.
Manchester United also issued a statement expressing “sincere condolences”.
It reads: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our sincere condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited ”.
Tottenham Hotspur also sent condolences, tweeting, “Everyone at Spurs sends their sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family right now. “
Just a few weeks ago, Pep donated £ 920,000 to fight the virus in his native Catalonia, to raise money to buy medical equipment through the Angel Soler Foundation Daniel.
The tragic news comes after Spain saw its smallest increase in coronavirus deaths in almost two weeks today.
The new figures offer a glimmer of hope to millions of people battling the virus in a besieged Europe that countries may begin to reverse the trend of the deadly disease.
In Spain – one of the most affected countries on the continent – the number of daily deaths fell for the fourth day in a row today, with 637 patients dying overnight, bringing the total to 13,055, said the government.
And in a touching moment, health workers were photographed observing a minute of silence at the entrance to the doctor at Peset hospital in Valencia, in memory of nurses who died from coronavirus.
Although Spain has the second highest death toll in the world after Italy, the number of deaths every day has declined since the peak of 950 on Thursday, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.
After yesterday’s fall, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said, “We’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. “
Catalonia, where Pep comes from, is the second most affected region after Madrid.