Five of the stars of the first Barcelona team tested positive for the coronavirus, but the news has not been made public, it has been alleged.
Catalan radio station RAC1 made the accusation in his program You’ll say this week as Barça and the rest of the La Liga prepare to resume the season from June 11.
The five players were not named on the show, although it was said that positive tests were returned towards the start of the crisis.
Five unidentified Barcelona players have been reported to test positive for coronavirus
Barcelona prepare to return to La Liga action against struggling Mallorca on June 13
It was claimed that each of the players had no symptoms of the disease and did not know that they were positive after undergoing blood tests.
The claims of RAC1, which were later supported by the Spanish football program El Chiringuito de Jugones, also understood that two Barça staff were positive.
The five players who were affected have recovered from the virus and are now back in full training.
However, local media have suggested club officials fear the quintet is no longer likely to be injured.
The Spanish champions have not released this information to the public and have not yet commented on the RAC1 report.
But AS report that Barça believes it would have been LaLiga’s responsibility to decide whether or not to disclose the test results.
Barcelona manager Quique Setien wears a mask as he watches over his players in training
Frenkie de Jong attacks Sergio Busquets after players are cleared to resume contact
Barcelona will return to action in Mallorca on June 13 after the Spanish government gave La Liga the green light to return this month.
Spain was one of the countries hardest hit during the pandemic, with around 240,000 confirmed cases and more than 27,000 deaths.
However, officials on Monday reported that there were no new deaths linked to Covid-19 in Spain for the first time since March.
Messi unveiled his difficulties last week during the foreclosure of Spain, which has been gradually eased, and suggested that football – and life – “would not be the same.”
“Almost all of us have doubts about how the world will be after all that has happened,” he said. El Pais Semanal.
Lionel Messi thinks football and life will be very different after the end of the pandemic
“Beyond the lockdown and the situation that surprised us, many people had a very bad time because the situation affected them in one way or another, as with those who lost friends and family without even being able to say goodbye.
“I think there have been a lot of negatives in this crisis, but there can be nothing worse than losing the people you love the most, it frustrates me enormously and seems unfair to everyone.
“I don’t think football, like life in general, will be the same. “