THIRD CASE IN THE CLUB
New positive case for coronavirus at FC Barcelona
Published:5/04/2020 - 09:56h
Updated:5/04/2020 - 10:25h
The third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in FC Barcelona. Jordi Cardoner, first vice president, tested positive according to various sectors of the press
Several sectors of the Catalan press announced a new positive for coronavirus this Saturday at FC Barcelona. This is Jordi Cardoner, first vice president of the Catalan club, who suffers from the disease but is in good health and evolving satisfactorily after the first few days suffering from symptoms.
According to information published by Mundo Deportivo, despite having contracted the disease, Cardoner is still active and in permanent contact with the board of directors of FC Barcelona, the board of the Fundació and the Social Area. Just a few days before, the salary cut for the club's athletes was agreed to help combat the economic impact of stopping the competitions.
Cardoner's is the third case of coronavirus in FC Barcelona, after the confirmation of the cases of Ramon Canal, director of the Barça club's medical services, and Josep Antoni Gutiérrez, doctor in charge of the first handball team. At the moment, no athlete belonging to the club is known to have contracted the disease.
Jordi Cardoner's letter
Recently, the first vice-president of FC Barcelona, explained the actions that are being carried out in the Barça club during the pandemic crisis through an open letter that he shared with all the fans. In said letter, published earlier this week, he defended the entity by answering the question "What has Barça done?"
Cardoner recalled that many members are receiving the club's attention. "From the Office of Attention to the Barcelonista (OAB) we are attending thousands of queries related to the coronavirus. In fact, since this crisis began, the number of telephonic and telematic queries received has doubled, but the most relevant is that 67 % have to do with this pandemic, "he explained.
In conclusion, he recalled that FC Barcelona "remains faithful to its raison d'être; accompanying its people in the most intimate and delicate moments; being present in their day to day, with or without competition; and being next to the most vulnerable And making it clear, once again that, without going into the debate of whether or not we are the best club in the world, the fact is that we are different, because, ultimately, this is the best way to demonstrate, from the facts that Indeed, we are 'More than a club' ".