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Valencia defender Eliaquim Mangala tests positive for coronavirus

Eliaquim Mangala tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala reveals that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Former Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 29-year-old is one of five Valencia players and staff to have contracted the virus, with fellow centre-back Ezequiel Garay the first member of the Spanish side to test positive earlier on Sunday.

Mangala, who made 79 appearances for the Citizens between 2014 and 2019, said on social media: "I knew today that I am coronavirus positive.

"I'm feeling good and I have no symptoms associated with the virus. However, I am confined in house and separated from my family.

"I learned that we can carry the virus without having symptoms, that's why I recommend everyone to follow the confinement measures and avoid contact with other people, as much as possible, even if you feel well."

The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to postponements all around the world, with all matches in La Liga currently suspended until April 4 at the earliest.

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