Spanish soccer coach Francisco Garcia has passed away at the age of 21 after contracting coronavirus.
Garcia, who had served as Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta’s youth team manager since 2016, has come to be the fifth and youngest victim of the sickness in the region.
The Spaniard died on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19 last week, having been despatched to the Regional Hospital of Malaga for treatment.
Upon his arrival at the facility, Garcia was found to be struggling from a form of leukaemia which made him more vulnerable to the virus presently sweeping the globe.
It has been stated that the younger coach could be the youngest person to have died from coronavirus to date, with the death rate at its highest amongst those over the age of 70.
Atletico Portada Alta released an official statement with the aid of social media following Garcia’s death, which reads: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García who has left us, unfortunately, today.
Segunda outfit Malaga CF additionally expressed their condolences to Garcia’s friends and family in a brief message on Twitter, stating: “From the club, we want to convey to Atlético Portada Alta our deepest condolences for the loss of one of their coaches, Francisco García, as well as send a warm hug to his household and friends. Together we should stop Covid-19.”
Spanish football’s major leagues have all been shut down indefinitely to contain the unfold of coronavirus, with 9,190 instances recorded in the country to date and 309 deaths.
Germany , Italy and England have all accompanied the equal protocols, with UEFA chiefs set for a crisis meeting on Tuesday to consider whether or not the 2019-20 campaign will be continued.