Barcelona players given coronavirus advice as infection spreads

Barcelona’s players have been given a chat about prevention methods for coronavirus. They were lectured before training on Friday as they prepared for Sunday’s Clasico against Real Madrid. In charge of giving the talk was the doctor Antoni Trilla, the head of preventive medicine and epidemiology at Hospital Clinic in the city.

The club’s stars received information about how to prevent contracting the virus that is being spoken about across the world despite its low mortality rate (approximately two percent). Despite the fact that in China more than 2,700 people have died, the majority have been the elderly or people with pre-existing problems.

In Spain, so far, the illness has affected 27 people, two of whom have now recovered, with the other 25 hospitalised. There continue to be direct affects on Europe’s biggest football clubs. In Serie A, a number of games have been called off, while Inter player their Europa League game on Thursday behind closed doors against Ludogorets.

The Tour of the UAE has also been suspended. There were two stages left in the cycling event but the authorities have decided not to take any risks with the participants and the members of their teams.