Coronavirus: Benzema, Sergio Ramus, other Real Madrid players quarantined


Real Madrid players such as Sergio Ramos and Kasim Benzema have gone into quarantine as part of measures by the team’s management to check coronavirus spread.
None of them has the virus but Madrid went into quarantine on Thursday just as La Liga announced Spain’s top two divisions will be suspended for at least two weeks over the coronavirus.

According to an AFP report, La Liga authorities made the decision after Real Madrid confirmed its senior football team is in quarantine after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive for the virus.

Real Madrid’s football and basketball players share facilities at Ciudad Real Madrid, the club’s training ground in Valdebebas.

A club statement read, “A player from our basketball first team has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“Since then, the recommendation has been made to quarantine both the basketball first team and the football first team, given that the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid.

“Likewise, it has been decided to close the facilities at our training ground and it is also recommended that all Real Madrid personnel who work there remain in quarantine.”