Spanish football season unlikely to start before summer: Spain’s health minister Salvador Illa

Spanish football season unlikely to start before summer: Spain’s health minister Salvador Illa
Spanish football season unlikely to start before summer: Spain’s health minister Salvador Illa
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Spain is under lockdown from March 14 due to coronavirus outbreak which had claimed over 23,000 live in the country. And football has been also halted as all the major sports in the country.

Spain’s health minister Salvador said on Sunday that it would be ‘imprudent’ to say that Spanish football to return before summer.

“I cannot say now if professional football will restart its activities before the summer. It would be imprudent to say of me,” he said during a daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.

“We will continue to monitor the evolution (of the virus) and the guidelines we will present will show how different activities can return to new normalcy,” he added.

The league has placed strict protocol and guideline for training to resume if the matches are played inside the closed stadium as planned by Spanish Sports’ Ministry to boost the local immunity. According to the protocol and guideline, players have to be tested daily for the virus if training resumes.

Speaking on the training, Illa said, “There is a ministerial order in effect for all different groups, including professional football. The tests must be put at the disposition of regional authorities, no matter what type of test they are, and it will be for them to decide. We must have a common strategy. All of us must pull in the same direction.”