(AGENDAWATCTHDOG) – Five of Barcelona’s first-team stars tested positive for coronavirus but the news was not made public, it has been claimed.
Catalan radio station RAC1 made the accusation in its programme Tu Diras this week as Barca and the rest of Laliga prepare to resume the season from June 11.
The five players were not named during the broadcast, although it was claimed that the positive tests were returned towards the start of the crisis.
It was claimed that each of the players showed no symptoms of the disease and were only aware they were positive after undergoing blood tests.
RAC1’s claims, which were later backed up by Spanish football programme El Chiringuito de Jugones, also included the fact that two of Barca’s staff tested positive.
All five players who were affected have recovered from the virus and are now believed to be back in full training.
However, local media have suggested that club officials are concerned that the quintet could be more susceptible to injury as a result.
The Spanish champions did not disclose the information to the public and are yet to comment on RAC1’s report.
But AS report that Barca believe it would have been the reponsibility of LaLiga to decide whether to make the test results known.