Coronavirus has arrived at
Barcelona. The club’s scout in Brazil, Andre Cury, has tested positive
for Covid-19. He says he feels OK and is currently self-isolating at
home, along with his wife, who has also tested positive.
are quarantined in Sao Paulo and have not needed to be hospitalised.
Their symptoms are minor and they are not struggling to breathe. It’s
the first case of a Barça employee contracting the virus. Despite not
being a player for the first team or a member of the board, he plays an
important role at the club.
is in charge of scouting and helping to sign players from South
America, mostly in Brazil. He has participated in deals that saw Neymar,
Arthur, Yerry Mina and Paulinho move to Camp Nou.
possible that Cury was infected on a recent trip to Porto Alegre. While
there, he met with Inter de Porto Alegre president Marcelo Medeiros, who
last Friday announced he had coronavirus. There are 20 deaths in Brazil
so far and more than 1,000 cases, but the government, led by Bolsonaro,
has not yet taken drastic measures.