The inevitable has finally happened. La Liga has suspended the next two matchdays after a Real Madrid Basketball player has been tested positive for the coronavirus and Real Madrid as a whole club forced to go into quarantine.
In a statement La Liga wrote:
Given the circumstances that are coming to light this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible cases in players from other clubs, LaLiga considers it appropriate to continue to the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19. As a result, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, it agrees to postpone at least the next two match days.
Said decision will be reevaluated after the completion of the quarantines decreed in the affected clubs and the other possible situations that may arise.
LaLiga, as organizer of the competition, has proceeded to communicate its decision to the Spanish football federation (RFEF), the High Sports Council (CSD) and the Clubs.
In the morning hours, the news broke that a Real Madrid Basketball player has been tested positive to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Since then all Real Madrid players from different sections are in quarantine as a precaution and Valdebebas, the Real Madrid training complex, has been closed.