News24LAST UPDATED: Aug. 12, 2020, 6:31 p.m.
Barcelona: An unnamed FC Barcelona player has tested positive for Covid-19 after reporting back for pre-season training, the LaLiga side said in a statement on Wednesday.
Without revealing the identity of the player, the Catalan club said that he was isolated at his home and was asymptomatic. They also said that he had not been in contact with any of the other players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League tournament.
“Following PCR tests conducted this Tuesday afternoon on the group of nine players due to begin the preseason today, one of them has tested positive for COVID-19. The player has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home," the club said in a statement.
“The club has reported the matter to the relevant sporting and health authorities. All persons who have been in contact with the player have been tracked to perform the corresponding PCR tests."
“The player has not been in contact with any of the senior team players who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon this Thursday to compete in the Champions League," it added.