Five players test positive for coronavirus across top two Spanish divisions: La Liga

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 11, 2020, 10.34 AM(IST)

La Liga. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The identity of the players who tested positive and their clubs have not been disclosed as the league intends to keep this information confidential.  

Around five players have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. These players belong to Spain's top two football divisions. The news was confirmed by La Liga. 

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The players who have been tested positive are all without symptoms and will "resume" training once they test negative. 

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The identity of the players who tested positive and their clubs have not been disclosed as the league intends to keep this information confidential.  

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The league released a statement which read: "One of the objectives of these medical tests, according to the La Liga’s protocol for returning to training, according to recommendations of the CSD (Supreme Sports Council) and the Ministry of Health, was precisely to detect the denominated or asymptomatic, that is, those people who are infected and that, without presenting symptoms, they can infect other people. In this way, we guarantee everyone’s safety when returning to work according to the occupational risk regulations."

The league has resumed club training for all the teams with certain measures to avoid virus spread. These measures include wearing masks and gloves, testing of temperatures outside premises, and they will not be allowed to change in their dressing rooms.

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