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La Liga suspended for at least two weeks due to coronavirus

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Barcelona were due to play Real Mallorca and Leganes

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La Liga and La Liga 2 have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The authorities took the decision on Thursday in an effort to try and help contain the spread of the disease.

The statement follows news that the Real Madrid squad has been put in quarantine after a member of their basketball team tested positive.

Here’s the official statement:

“Given the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established at Real Madrid and the possible positives in players from other clubs, LaLiga considers that the circumstances are already in place to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID- 19. C

“Consequently, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, agrees to suspend at least the next two days.

“Said decision will be reevaluated after the completion of the quarantines decreed in the affected clubs and other possible situations that may arise.”

Source | La Liga

It’s little surprise to see games called off due to the current situation. Serie A has already been suspended, while the NBA has also announced all games will be halted.

Barcelona were due to play Real Mallorca on Saturday at San Moix and Leganes the following weekend at Camp Nou.

Next week’s Champions League game against Napoli also looks to be in doubtful, and it seems likely Europe’s top competition may also be suspended in the coming days.