Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola’s mother has died of the novel coronavirus in Barcelona, Spain.
The 82-year-old, Dolors Sala Carrio Manresa, died on Monday after contracting the virus.
A statement released by the club on its Twitter account stated, “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82-years-old.”
The tweet also mentioned, “Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
The City manager, two weeks ago, donated €1 million to the fight against coronavirus in Spain.
The money was to be used to purchase personal protective equipment, especially, for frontline workers and to help in the fight against the virus.
The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old .
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2020
The case count globally is about 1 million with Spain being one of the hardest-hit countries.
It has recorded about 135,032 cases and 13,055 COVID-19-related deaths.