Barcelona players earlier today reported at the club’s training ground to be tested for coronavirus as the Spanish league looks to ramp up plans to restart the season.
The government in Spain has eased some lockdown restrictions this week, with La Liga organisers now targeting a June restart date to finish the season.
Players from the division will train individually initially after coming to an agreement with Spain’s sports and health authorities that guaranteed the safety of players and staff.
That involves regular testing, starting on Wednesday, with Barcelona’s players arriving in staggered time slots at the club’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training facility.
The first four players to arrive were Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic, Clement Lenglet and Marc-Andre ter Stegen to undergo a PCR test. They stayed for only around 20 minutes, with their weight and BMI measured, as well as a cardiogram test, in addition to being swabbed for Covid-19.