Renan Lodi: Atletico Madrid defender confirmed positive for coronavirus, 9 others immune

Renan Lodi: Atletico Madrid defender confirmed positive for coronavirus, 9 others immune

- Renan Lodi has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus

- The Atletico Madrid star returned a positive result after a squad-wide test was conducted

- Nine other players are said to be immune for the infection

Latest report has it that Atletico Madrid defender Renan Lodi has tested positive for coronavirus after a squad-wide test was carried out on the entire club, SunSport reports.

It was gathered that nine of other players within the team are deemed immune to the virus as La Liga clubs are gradually returning to training.

And now, the 22-year-old Lodi has been separated from the team and he wont be available to work with the team until at least ten days.

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It was also suggested that nine of the players in the team have shown antibodies to repel the illness, suggesting they could have already caught it and recovered - they are said to be immune.

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La Liga was suspended in mid-March, but no player from Atletico Madrid team was confirmed carrying the infection.

Top Spanish outlet AS are reporting that Lodi will now remain in quarantine until he tests negative for the infection.

The player suffered from breathing difficulties and has remained at home with his partner, who has also reportedly shown symptoms of the pandemic disease

Atletico last played on March 11, a Champions League win away to Liverpool that has been called into question for allowing fans into Anfield.

Any cases of coronavirus could put LaLiga's plans to finish the 2019/20 calendar under threat.

Football in Spain could return next month as the Spanish league body is putting all measures in place for the resumption of the 2019-20 season.

The European country started easing out of coronavirus lockdown last week having been seriously hit by the deadly virus.

All football activities were suspended to ensure the safety of players and all other stakeholders in and out of the pitch.

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However, the players have been granted access to return to training this week with the aim of restarting the league in about four weeks from now.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that German officials have stated that the Bundesliga will restart on May 16 becoming the first European league to resume following the coronavirus shutdown.

Upon resumption, one of fiercest rivalries in German football will be rekindled as Schalke and Borussia Dortmund face-off in yet another edition of the derby.

Champions Bayern Munich, who are four points clear at the top of the table, travel to Union Berlin on Sunday, May 17.

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