REAL MADRID star Nacho Fernandez has been left devastated after a family member died following their coronavirus diagnosis.
The Spanish capital is one of the cities worst-affected by Covid-19 in the entire world.
As of Friday, Spain's death toll has now broken the 1,000-barrier.
And Los Blancos defender Nacho, 30, has seen an "elder family member" pass away amidst the pandemic, according to brother Alex – who now plays for Cadiz.
The 27-year-old midfielder told Diario de Cadiz: "I'm going through this like everyone else, it's a strange situation.
"It's all super strange. But I'm taking it on in the best way possible and with family.
"In Madrid, there are people in the family that have tested positive and an elder member of the family has died.
"We can say that we have been affected."
Alex, formerly of Real Madrid and Espanyol, went on to say he is in constant contact with his family as they muddle through this horrific situation together.
He continued: "It's something you don't think you will go through. You're never prepared for a situation like this, it's impossible to imagine.
"I am in daily contact with the family and, save what happened with our elderly relative, we're all safe, at home.
"We're going to have to stay at home for two more weeks, that's the feeling I have based on what I read and the news I get."
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Earlier this week, Spanish coach Francisco Garcia died at the age of 21 after being diagnosed with coronavirus-like symptoms.
On his arrival at hospital, it was discovered Garcia had leukaemia.
So far, over 18,000 people in Spain have tested positive for coronavirus, with the latest update claiming 1,000 people have now died from the killer bug.
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