LaLiga confirms coronavirus protocols in place but Clasico not under threat
LaLiga president Javier Tebas confirmed coronavirus protocols are in place should the illness' spread become severe enough to impact Spanish football but he insists this weekend's El Clasico is not at risk.
The virus, which emerged in China's Hubei province in December, has now affected people in at least 53 countries and killed more than 2,800.
While Italy has been the most-impacted European nation to date, with several northern towns put on lockdown, there have also been 32 confirmed diagnoses in Spain as of Friday.
In Italy, coronavirus' spread has resulted in widespread postponements to sporting events at all levels, while five of this weekend's Serie A matches – including the Derby d'Italia between Juventus and Inter – are set to be played behind closed doors.
Tebas insists LaLiga is ready to make the necessary decisions if the situation in Spain becomes as serious as in Italy, though he is not concerned about Sunday's Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid being impacted.