Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother dies of coronavirus at the age of 82; Spain was massively affected by the Pandemic.
Manchester City on Monday confirmed on its website that Pep Guardiola’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió, aged 82 has died of the Coronavirus as the pandemic affected Spain massively.
On Monday the club tweeted: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.” the tweet writes.
This news came weeks after Guardiola donated around a million euros to Barcelona’s Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College towards the purchase of equipment to fight the disease in Spain.
The virus has killed around 13000 people around Spain among 135,032 cases, making Guardiola’s home one of the hardest-hitting nations in the world.
Manchester United tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family.”
The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old .
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2020
In a further show of solidarity among Premier League clubs Arsenal tweeted: “We’re deeply saddened by this heartbreaking news. Sending our love and strength to Pep and his family at this difficult time.”
Even though Guardiola’s mother has unfortunately passed away but the number of deaths has dipped from the previous day as the European nation has been under lockdown since a while.
As of now, Guardiola hasn’t spoken about his mother’s death and it is not yet known whether he was with mother or is stuck in England. Moreover, there are no confirmed reports of her mother’s prior medical situation.
As the coronavirus could be lethal with an already existing medical condition which doesn’t allow the immune system to fight back against the virus.