← Back to list
21yo Footballer Youngest Victim To Die From Europe’s COVID-19
Mar 16, 2020
Main image via @AtlPortadaAlta / Facebook
With over 162,000 cases worldwide, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 6,440 people and the youngest victim from Spain.
21-year-old footballer, Francisco García from Malaga, Spain was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 after he went to the hospital with breathing problems.
When he was diagnosed with the virus, he was also told that he had leukaemia and an aggressive form of cancer that made him extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. He was also tested for pneumonia.
His condition was initially said to have stabilized but an hour after the president of the Atletico Portada Alta football club was told that he had died, making him the youngest victim in possibly the whole of Europe.
"He was a very good boy and a very good coach. We're still in a state of shock,” said the club’s president, Pepe Bueno. "They called me at 7pm on Sunday saying that he was stabilised after they had admitted him on Friday.”
"And an hour later of the coronavirus and [cancer]... I do not believe it. It seems impossible to me."
The football club posted a tribute for him and many fans and netizen are heartbroken over the news of the footballer’s death, which experts said he could have survived if he wasn’t weakened by cancer.
Almost 300 people have died with close of 8,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spain.
Rest in peace, Francisco García.
Remember to wash your hands and often as possible and keep your distance from the people around you! Stay updated with the latest COVID-19 news here: https://en.syok.my/covid-19
Info via Mirror