Cuban handball player in Spain protected against Covid-19
Havana, (Prensa Latina) Central American champion Yailan Hechevarria, a member of the Cuban men's handball team, said on Saturday that he is safe in Spain and free from the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Hechavarria, along with his teammate Magnol Suarez, has been quarantined at home in Oviedo, the capital of the Autonomous Community of Asturias, since March 14, after the third division of the Spanish handball league ended.
With experience in previous tournaments in Portugal, Qatar and Italy, the 32-year-old Cuban athlete told Prensa Latina via Internet that they are in good health and complying with all health measures to prevent contagion by the virus.
A member of the Union Financiera Base Oviedo club, Hechevarria arrived in Spain in September and at the time of the break, he had scored 79 goals.
'We keep in touch with most of Cuban handball players in Europe and we share videos and exercises to stay an competitive form,' he said.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the Cuban athlete who has competed in the Qatar 2015 contest, confirmed that the resumption of the Spanish contest is still in doubt and called everyone to be disciplined and responsible to fight the coronavirus.
'From here, I send a strong greeting to the Cuban people, my family and I invite them to stay home, because we all will win this battle,' Hechevarria highlighted in his message.
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