Shocking news comes from the world of football. Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for coronavirus.
Xavi’s Qatari club Al-Sadd broke the news of his coronavirus infection via a tweet.
“A few days ago, following the Qatar Stars League protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 test,” Xavi said in a post on Al-Sadd’s Twitter account.
“Fortunately, I’m feeling ok, but I will be isolated until I am given the all clear. When the health services allow it, I will be very eager to return to my daily routine and to work.”
Xavi, who is now 40, recently cleared all the rumours that he was planning his return to Barcelona and signed on for another season at the helm of the Qatari top-flight side.
Almost 4 percent of Qatar’s 2.75 million people have had coronavirus, with 108,638 cases reported since the start of the pandemic. This made this small Gulf nation one of the highest per capita total infection rates.