The epidemic of COVID-19 has reached global significance, and is especially severe in Spain, with nearly 21,000 people affected by respiratory diseases.
In light of these alarming developments, Barcelona has recently drawn up plans to close Camp Nou for another 10 months in an effort to counter the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the beginning of March, no football has been played in La Liga, and the competition will not start until June at the earliest. La Liga Leader, Javier Tebas, warned the public earlier this month that Spanish football might lose up to €1 billion (£882 m) as a result of the pandemic.
It does not stop there, however. According to the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, Barca is already planning for a worst-case scenario that will see them play behind closed doors until February 2021. The same report suggests that the Spanish champions are already planning for a month-long transfer window between August 15 and September 15.
Much like most other industries, the football world in Spain will suffer during and in the aftermath of the pandemic, with a dire need to reconfigure their business structures.