La Liga suspended as Real Madrid squad quarantined


Spain's La Liga has been suspended as a result of the Real Madrid squad going into quarantine because of coronavirus.

Real Madrid have sent all of the members of their football and basketball teams home into quarantine after one of the club's basketball players tested positive for the coronavirus, the Spanish club said in a statement on Friday (AEDT).

The announcement led to all matches in Spain's top two divisions being postponed for at least two weeks.

"Real Madrid CF announces that a player from our basketball team has tested positive after undergoing tests for coronavirus COVID-19," said the statement on the club's official website.

"From now, the club has followed the recommendation of placing the basketball and football teams into quarantine as the two squads share facilities at the club's training ground.

"We have also decided to close our training ground and recommended that all staff who work at the facility remain in quarantine."

UEFA have since announced next week's Champions League matches have been suspended too, one of which was Manchester City against Madrid.

Friday's Europa League matches between Sevilla and AS Roma and Inter Milan and Getafe have already been postponed.

All national league basketball games have also been postponed, Madrid's statement added.

Source AAP