Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has examined positive for Corona Virus, his Qatari membership Al-Sadd stated Saturday, including he would miss their league restart fixture towards Al-Khor.
“Just a few days in the past, following the Qatar Stars League protocol, I examined positive within the final COVID-19 check,” Xavi, 40, stated in a put up on Al-Sadd’s Twitter account.
“Fortunately, I’m feeling okay, however I shall be remoted till I’m given the all clear. When the well being companies enable it, I shall be very wanting to return to my day by day routine and to work.”
Almost 4% of Qatar’s 2.75 million individuals have had Corona Virus, with 108,638 circumstances reported for the reason that begin of the pandemic, giving the tiny Gulf state one of many highest per capita complete an infection charges.
However the Gas-rich nation has reported simply 164 deaths which means it has one of many world’s lowest virus dying charges and 105,420 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, in line with official statistics.
“Today I will not be capable to be a part of my staff on their comeback to the official competitors,” added Xavi referring to Al-Sadd’s conflict towards rivals Al-Khor as a consequence of get underway at 1600 GMT Saturday.
It is Al-Sadd’s first outing for the reason that Qatari league was suspended in March to stem the unfold of the virus.
Al-Sadd reserves coach David Prats would deputize, he stated.
Xavi just lately quashed rumors that he was getting ready to maneuver again to Barcelona and signed on for one other season on the helm of the Qatari top-flight facet.