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Lima, May 23 . .- The forward of the Lokomotiv of Moscow and the Peruvian team Jefferson Farfán announced this Saturday that he is developing favorably after contracting the COVID-19, a diagnosis he received last Saturday when he was preparing to return to training with the Russian team.

“We are moving forward, feeling stronger and better every day, and with the mind always positive. Today was a good day, but tomorrow will be even better,” Farfán wrote on social networks while isolated in his Moscow home and undergoing treatment. to overcome the virus.

The Peruvian footballer, 35, thanked all the messages of support and encouragement that have come to him in recent days after confirming his positive for COVID-19.

“Part of all this is knowing that we have people who support us and always encourage us to keep moving forward,” said ‘la Foquita’.

Among those messages is that of former player Waldir Sáenz, who shared costumes with Farfán in Alianza Lima when he began his professional career. “He has to follow to the letter what the doctor tells him. I know he is calm and from here we send him the best vibes to get him out of this,” he told the Gol Peru channel.

His uncle, former soccer player Luis ‘Cuto’ Guadalupe, also sent him good wishes, who admitted that “it was a very hard thing” to know that his nephew had caught it.

“We know Jefferson … the strength he has when he has shown it to the family in difficult times and always recovers like the phoenix,” Guadalupe said.

While recovering, Farfán also celebrated the ninth anniversary of the German Cup that he won in 2011 with Schalke 04, in the company of Spanish striker Raúl González.

Before his positive for coronavirus was confirmed, Farfán was confined to his home in Moscow, from where he starred in pleasant public conversations with other members of the Peruvian team such as Paolo Guerrero and Luis Advíncula, followed live by tens of thousands of people.

‘La Foquita’ is one of the four confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far in teams in the Russian league, along with Konstantín Pliev (Rubin Kazan), Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov (Krasnodar) and Pável Pogrebniak (Ural).