Seven technicians of the football club have also been affected, while there is no case in Baskonia
The Alavés-Baskonia Group, a society that groups the main football and basketball teams in Vitoria, announced on Wednesday that 15 people belonging to its structure have tested positive for coronaviruses, all asymptomatic. Of them, three are footballers of the Asier Garitano team , while in the staff led by Dusko Ivanovic there is no one affected. Seven Alavés technicians have also been affected. The club has not released the names of any of them.
Last Saturday, Alavés already announced that after conducting tests on part of his employees, two members of the technical-sports structure had tested positive for the Covid-19. After that, he announced that on Monday the rest of the members of the structure would be tested. He did it by resorting to a private clinic, which was worth the reproach of Nekane Murga , Minister of Health of the Basque Government: “They have not made a rational recourse to health resources.”
In the statement released this Wednesday, the group owned by Josean Querejeta defends itself from these criticisms and claims that it acted correctly: “The club made the decision to carry out the tests within the policy of responsibility with the people who are part of our family “And the results have shown that it was the best way to urgently locate cases and implement preventive measures to reduce, as far as possible, more contagion.”
Vitoria is one of the most important sources of contagion in all of Spain. According to the latest data provided by the Basque Government, Álava registers 545 positives, with 196 hospitalized and 27 deceased. With an increase of 71 affected in the last 24 hours, the Basque authorities have warned this Wednesday that “the peak is yet to come.”
Alavés also played a match 10 days ago in Mendizorroza against Valencia, days after the Che team played in Milan against Atalanta. The Valencian club announced that around 35% of the team has tested positive for the tests that have been performed.