COVID-19: Barcelona confirm star tests positive ahead of UCL clash with Bayern Munich

Jean-Clair Todibo is the player

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Barcelona have confirmed that one of the club’s players has tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The club disclosed this in a statement shared on its website on Wednesday, although it did not name the player.

However, 20-year-old defender, Jean-Clair Todibo later took to Twitter to identify himself as the COVID-19-positive player.

According to the club’s statement, the player tested positive following Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted Tuesday afternoon on a group of nine players due to begin the club’s preseason Wednesday.

“The player has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home.

“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,” the club’s statement further read.

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In a series of tweets, Todibo stated, “Hello everyone, I inform you that I have tested positive for COVID-19, I am asymptomatic and I feel fine.

“I am at home following the proper health protocol. I really want to go back to training, but now it’s time to stay home until the virus is over.

“Thank you all for the support and encouragement to all the people who are also experiencing it closely.”

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