Spanish player, Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus aged 21 - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Spanish player, Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus aged 21

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Francisco Garcia of Atletico Portada Alta has died from coronavirus aged 21 according to the club president Pepe Bueno. 


Garcia was diagnosed with COVID-19 but was also told he had leukemia and is suspected to now be Europe’s youngest victim of the horror outbreak.

Pepe Bueno told reporters on Monday: “He was a very good boy and a very good coach. We’re still in a state of shock.

 “They called me at 7 pm on Sunday saying that he was stabilized 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.” R.I.P Francisco Garcia from Malaga, Spain 

Francisco was a 21 year old Football coach in Spain, He was diagnosed with coronavirus and at the same time found he had cancer. 

Thoughts are with his family and Friends. pic.twitter.com/bbBJXnQpBy — UTFR 🇾🇪 (@ManUtd_HQ) March 16, 2020 

Reports from Spain indicate that the player was unaware that he had cancer, which made him vulnerable to the outbreak. 

Spain has been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China with more than 8,000 cases and over 300 deaths already reported.