FC Barcelona will travel to Ukraine to face Dynamo Kyiv by Champions League at the worst moment of the pandemic in the country. The Ukrainian territory touches record numbers of infections and deaths, as they prepare to receive the ‘Blaugrana’ team for the continental tournament. The culés are in a state of alert and extreme the measures of prevention for the trip.
Ukraine is experiencing critical hours regarding the spread of Covid-19. Last Friday, the Eastern European country reached the top of contagions, reaching 14,580 positive cases in 24 hours. In addition, they also reached the unfortunate number of 256 daily deaths. These numbers forced the Ukrainian government to decree mandatory isolation for the entire population.
One symptom of the spread of the virus in Ukraine is the number of infections that have appeared in football clubs in recent weeks. Without going any further, Dinamo Kiev could not count on 9 players for the last match against Barcelona on November 4, due to having tested positive in their previous analysis.
The measures of the Barça
In this context, Barcelona is preparing to take extreme measures of prevention. The Catalan team prepares a trip of no more than 30 hours in Ukrainian territory. The team will travel by plane and go directly to the hotel, where they will not leave until the moment of playing the game. In addition, for the previous press conference at the Olympic Stadium, it will be scheduled at noon to avoid as much contact as possible with the population.
How is Ukraine
The crisis due to the increase in positive cases of coronavirus seriously worries the country’s health authorities. Faced with this situation, the government of Volodímir Zelenski it decreed mandatory isolation, prohibiting all non-essential activities. Therefore, the movement of people will be reduced to the maximum by the time the team led by Ronald Koeman arrives.