Real Madrid’s Serbian forward Luka Jovic was the latest Whites player to test positive for the coronavirus, the Spanish club said on Thursday.
“Real Madrid C. F. announce that our player Jovic has tested positive for COVID-19,” the club said in a statement.
The 24-year-old joined four of his teammates who tested positive earlier this week.
Real Madrid said on Wednesday that Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde, French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, and Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior all tested positive.
Last week, the Whites’ Spanish midfielder Isco and Austrian defender David Alaba caught the virus.
Jovic joined Real Madrid from Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019.
The Serbian player helped Real Madrid win the 2020 Spanish La Liga title.
Playing previously for Benfica, he helped it twice become Portuguese champion.
On Sunday Real Madrid is due to visit Getafe for a La Liga match.
As COVID-19 cases are surging in Spain, the country has implemented new restrictions to stem the spread of the virus.
At a national level, masks are required both indoors and outdoors. Decisions to implement further restrictions are up to regional governments.
Some governments like Madrid and Castile and Leon, where infection rates are higher than average, have ruled out implementing more measures ahead of New Year’s celebrations.
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