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Barcelona players will make an extra contribution on top of the 70% pay cut they have agreed to take during the enforced La Liga break so that the club’s other employees can earn their full salaries during the coronavirus crisis, captain Lionel Messi said.
Neymar has refuted claims he has been ignoring social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paul Merson has come to the defence of Cesc Fabregas by insisting that the Spaniard’s controversial move to leave an Arsenal side “in decline” for Barcelona was understandable.
Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Xavi Hernandez has reiterated his desire to coach Barcelona in the future but suggests he will not return until a different board brings a new sense of direction to the club.
Manchester United are heading in the right direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Juan Mata, who has credited the Norwegian for injected much-needed "positivity" into the squad.
Weeks after Spain’s King Felipe IV tested negative for coronavirus, his cousin Princess Maria Teresa de Borbon-Parma has died from the highly-contagious illness.
Spain confirmed another 838 deaths in 24 hours from coronavirus on Sunday, a new daily record bringing the total number of deaths to 6,528, according to health ministry figures.
The 889 new fatalities reported in the world’s worst-hit nation came a day after it registered 969 deaths on Friday — the highest single toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.
As the human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mount on billions of the world population now left to struggle for their survival, fears that the contagion could reach the threshold of a million in a short spell has become rife.
England’s Premier League and Football League said on Friday they faced “difficult decisions” about the financial fall-out of the coronavirus but would not re-start until it was safe to do so.
Manchester United have cleared striker Marcus Rashford to step up his rehabilitation from a back injury that has kept him out of action since January.
Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.
As part of efforts to ameliorate the socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, the federal government has been urged to extend her palliative to include suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for the ordinary Nigerians for two months.
Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.
South Korea has also seen a large number of recoveries, with nearly a third of its infected population having recovered from the virus. Italy, despite having the largest number of confirmed cases outside China, has also seen recoveries than deaths since the outbreak began.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, on Wednesday said Nigeria may not be able to handle a large Covid-19 outbreak due to a shortage of test kits.
According to the lead agency in the battle against the scourge in Nigeria, the new cases were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Lagos and Rivers States.
The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with its neighbouring states and the Republic of Benin to stem further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.