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Manchester City confirm mother of Pep Guardiola died due to coronavirus

Condolences to the family of Dolors Sala Carrió

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Manchester City has confirmed the death of Dolors Sala Carrió, the mother of their coach, Pep Guardiola. The 82-year-old died due to a coronavirus infection.

Guardiola is also Barcelona’s most successful manager ever and a former captain of the club in his playing days. He had been in the news recently for making a donation worth a reported one million euro to fight the virus.

The news comes as the virus continues ravaging families across the world, although the problem in Spain is worse than almost any other country.

City of Barcelona officials warn that cremation services could be overwhelmed soon if people keep dying at an unprecedented rate. Health experts continue to insist the public should stay at home whenever possible and maintain distance when forced to make essential trips. Washing hands properly is also an important step to fight the virus, and masks can offer some degree of protection.

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