The Blancos have shown that a member of the basketball team has tested positive for Covid-19, resulting in a complete shutdown in action.

Real Madrid have shown that a member of the basketball team has tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the entire club to be quarantined.

The Blancos’ soccer squads share the identical training centre as members of the basketball positions.

With that in mind, precautionary measures are being taken to help try and block the spread of a disease that has become a worldwide pandemic.

No training sessions were held in the Spanish capital on Thursday before the announcement.

A statement from Real on the club official site read:”Real Madrid CF reports that a participant from our basketball team has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.

“Since that time, the recommendation was made to quarantine the basketball team and the soccer first group, given that the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid.

“Likewise, it’s been decided to close the centers of our sports city and it’s also advised that all Real Madrid employees who provide their services in Real Madrid City stay in quarantine.

“The matches which were scheduled for today and tomorrow, corresponding to the Euroleague basketball and La Liga football, won’t be played.”

Real was due to take at home date with Eibar on Friday.

As it happens, that competition wouldn’t have gone ahead irrespective of the actions being taken at Santiago Bernabeu after La Liga declared a complete shutdown in their fixture list across the following two matchdays.

Because of this, Real are also made to rearrange a meeting with Valencia which was expected to occur on March 21.

There are now serious doubts as to whether the next leg of the Champions League last-16 experience with Manchester City can proceed as planned.

The quarantine period for coronavirus is 15 days, which extends beyond a visit to the Etihad Stadium on March 17.

Scheduling issues have become commonplace around the world, with sporting authorities and governments being forced to take decisive action.

Several games have taken place behind closed doors, with a lot more to come, while La Liga has followed the lead of its Italian counterparts in Serie A by postponing matches throughout the board.