Coronavirus at Barça: Basketball star Mirotic tests positive

The club had announced there was a case but not named the player

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Nikola Mirotic is the Barcelona basketball player who has tested positive for coronavirus. Mirotic himself confirmed the news in a short message on social media on Tuesday. On Sunday. Barça had announced that a player had tested positive without naming names. It's not been confirmed that the affected party is the club's franchise player. 

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The players underwent PCR tests over the weekend after the EuroLeague game against Zenit. The Russian side have suffered a number of cases with eight players and four coaches -- including former Barça coach Xavi Pascual -- testing positive. 

Mirotic said on Tuesday: "I want to tell you all I have tested positive for COVID19 and unfortunately will not be able to play in the game today (against Valencia). I feel good and I am following the medical advice. I want to wish luck to my teammates, I will be following from afar." 

Here's the message he posted in Spanish: 

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