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Barcelona's Umtiti tests positive for COVID-19

Last updated 1 month ago | By Odero Charles

Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti tests positive for coronavirus

Barcelona said France defender Samuel Umtiti has become the latest La Liga player to test positive for COVID-19.

 although the result will not affect their Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich on Friday as he is injured and not with the squad.

Umtiti, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, is the second Barca player to give a positive test for COVID-19 in the last week after his fellow French defender Jean-Clair Todibo was diagnosed with the virus on Wednesday when reporting back for pre-season training.

Barca said in a statement that World Cup winner Umtiti was asymptomatic, in good health and was currently isolating in his home, adding that ; “The club has informed the relevant sporting and health authorities as well as tracing all the people who have had contact with the player so that they can undergo the corresponding tests."

Umtiti, 26, joined Barcelona from French club Olympique Lyonnais in June 2016, playing 116 matches for the La Liga side.

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