Coronavirus: I thought it was a joke - Valencia's Mangala on COVID-19 diagnosis


Eliaquim Mangala is in isolation at his family area, sticking to a training schedule and observing Netflix since his positive COVID-19 take a look at.

Valencia defender Eliaquim Mangala was very much shocked via his coronavirus research and has nevertheless no longer professional any indicators as he continues 14 days in isolation.

Mangala was one in every of five first-team avid players from the Spanish club to test positive for COVID-19, with Ezequiel Garay and Jose Gaya the other avid players from that group to have confirmed their diagnoses.

On Monday, Valencia presented 35 in keeping with cent of all checks carried out on folks associated with the club had come once more positive.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Mangala discussed: “On Friday at the club, we did some checks, simple ones. I didn’t have any indicators, I was very similar to on a daily basis.

“So, when Sunday morning the doctor told me I was positive, I was shocked. I thought it was a joke at first. But when he talked about quarantine, for 14 days, staying away from my kids, I understood it wasn’t a joke.”

Mangala detailed how he has managed to take care of a training routine within the family premises.

“I’m quarantined at home. I’m lucky, I have a house where my family can remain isolated,” he outlined.

“There is one ground where I stay, and my family is upstairs. We’re having a look to avoid each and every other as much as possible.

“My day is simple : I don’t have any indicators, so I can continue to train. They [Valencia] gave us a schedule.

“With a mask, I go out in my garden to keep training. And then I watch documentaries, movies, I play video games. There’s Netflix, I read as well.”

Spain is the second-most affected country in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic, with 11,178 reported instances and 491 deaths.