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Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez has given update on his self-isolation as the coronavirus outbreak has affected many walks of life around the world.
Pedro is far from his family in Spain, and he has revealed that it’s a difficult time for him as he’s not seeing his children and the rest of his family members.
“It’s hard not to be seeing your children, your parents, your siblings, not having them close by at a complicated, difficult time for us all,” the 32-year-old told the official Chelsea website. “We are in permanent contact on the phone, keeping in touch about what we are up to in isolation and trying to be as close as possible.
“Of course, we would have liked to be there but for safety reasons, that isn’t possible, so for now, we are going to stay where we are and try to get through it as best we can.
“It’s a very delicate, complex situation,’ he added on the crisis in his home country. “A critical situation because there have been lots of cases of infection, especially in Madrid and Catalonia, which are probably the most affected regions, but now it has spread across the country.
“They are in total lockdown in their houses so they are living through a crisis situation. It’s also an economic crisis, of course, but at the moment that is secondary. The most important thing is that people stay at home with their family.
“The police and army are on the streets and the situation is maybe more controlled than here in the UK but we are living in a situation of chaos and crisis because of this pandemic.”
Pedro’s homeland, Spain has been on a strict lockdown since March 15 and they are the second worst hit country in Europe after Italy, with a death toll surpassing over 5,000 deaths.