Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus at 21

He had a form of leukaemia but was unaware of the underlying health condition

News Desk March 17, 2020
PHOTO: The Independent

Francisco Garcia, a young Spanish football coach died from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, reported The Independent.

The 21-year-old youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta had been suffering from a form of leukaemia.

Garcia had an unknown pre-existing health condition and was more vulnerable to the pneumonia-like virus than other individuals his age.

The young coach was unaware of his underlying health condition and found out after going to the hospital with symptoms of the virus.

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After struggling to breathe, Garcia was advised to seek further medical help and was told he had coronavirus and pneumonia. He was also informed that he had a form of leukaemia.

Infectious disease experts stated that if Garcia did not have leukaemia, he would have survived the virus.

A statement by club Atletico Portada Alta said, “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately. Now what do we do without you, Francis?

"How are we going to continue conquering ... in the league? We don't know how, but we will surely do it for you.

"We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Until forever."

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Taufiq | 1 year ago | Reply Italy a so called developed country is ill equipped for emergencies. this CV has been a wake up call for the entire world .instead of worry about world peace etc every country should look within and try to improve their resources for its citizens . every cloud has a silver lining . This CV has woken up many from its slumber.
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