Valencia CF has annulled any non-sports and closed-space public event, such as private events or press appearances, due to the coronavirus and the fact that a sports journalist covering the team was infected in the Champions League match against Atalanta in Milan.
“Valencia CF has decided, in line with the recommendations set by the regional and national health authorities, to increase the preventive measures of contagion by canceling all those acts, meetings or public gatherings in enclosed spaces that pose a risk to players, technicians and club staff, “he said in a statement.
After confirmation by the Generalitat Valenciana of the first cases of infection with coronavirus COVID-19 in Valencia, one of them in the environment of the media that usually cover the information of the first team, Valencia cancels, until new information , the press conferences.
“Any non-sports public activity with members of the first team is canceled until further notice, including the usual coach press conference prior to the LaLiga match, as well as all appearances, before and after, scheduled for the Saturday game at the Camp de Mestalla, “they explain.
Similarly, Valencia CF insists, especially for its fans and employees who traveled to northern Italy, to follow the health recommendations.
In addition, by consensus with former player David Villa, it has been agreed to postpone the tribute that, on the occasion of the inclusion of his canvas on the facade of Mestalla, was planned to provide him this Saturday in the prolegomena of the LaLiga Santander match against Betis .
“A pity for me and my family not being able to be in Mestalla tomorrow as it was organized. The circumstances of force majeure and the recommendation of the health authorities force us to postpone the tribute. I hope to see you all very soon in Mestalla,” said the Spaniard in social networks.