La Liga have confirmed that they will suspend all action for the next two weeks following the news that Real Madrid had been put under quarantine because of the coronavirus.
A player from the Real basketball team has been diagnosed with the virus, and given the two teams share training facilities in Valdebebas, both the football and basketball sides have been put under a quarantine which will last at least 15 days.
EL REAL MADRID, EN CUARENTENA:— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) March 12, 2020
✅ Ha habido un POSITIVO POR #CORONAVIRUS en el equipo de baloncesto.
⚠️ Los jugadores ABANDONAN CON URGENCIA VALDEBEBAS.
Información de @JLSanchez78 pic.twitter.com/pOIr6nPk0A
Fixtures were already scheduled to be held behind closed doors for the next two weeks to keep fans as safe as possible, but play has now been suspended altogether in order to keep players safe as well.
The isolation period for coronavirus is recommended to be 14 days, and once that period is over, La Liga will make a new decision over whether to proceed with the rest of the fixtures, but only once they are confident that every player from every club in the division is not under threat.
A separate decision will also have to be made by UEFA over whether to continue with the Champions League. Real are set to face Manchester City in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday 17 March.
There have already been calls to postpone the rest of the tournament, but Real's inability to fulfil their fixture could be the final straw for decision-makers, who have already agreed to play several games behind closed doors.