Parma place 2 players in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19

Parma place 2 players in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19

- Parma will have to resume training on Monday, May 18, without two of their players who tested positive for coronavirus

- The news came on the same day that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte cleared Serie A clubs to return to group training

- Parma have now confirmed that they are set to return to their training facility tomorrow minus the two quarantined players

Italian giant Parma have announced that two of their players have been placed in immediate isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released by the club, the two players were placed on compulsory quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 in a first test but tested negative in a second one carried out.

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The statement reads: "At the end of the exams, all the members of the team group tested negative for the two swabs for Covid-19 performed within 24 hours, except for two players who tested positive for the first swab and negative for the second.

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"The athletes – both in excellent physical and asymptomatic conditions – were however placed in immediate isolation and the team will constantly monitor them."

Parma's announcement came on the same day that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte cleared Serie A clubs to return to group training on Monday, May 18, Goal.com reports.

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Parma have now confirmed that they are set to return to their training facility on Monday, May 18, minus the two quarantined players.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that as fans are excited with the return of football in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, some are having mixed reactions as regards social distancing and its possibility in the game.

Bundesliga returned to action making it the first topflight league to restart in Europe after games were suspended due to the ravaging coronavirus crisis.

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Borussia Dortmund’s encounter against Shalke 04 was billed to bring back the sparks, and as expected, the BVB fired from all cylinders to wallop their opponents 4-0.

However fans were left reeling as coronavirus prevention guidelines were seen on several occasions.

It was earlier stated that players will not celebrate goals with team-mates. While players maintained social distancing after each goal as they celebrate metres apart but the shocking moment came in the 5th minute when Schalke had an opportunity from a free-kick at the edge of the area.

The home team players formed a wall of players where social distancing was ‘ignored’.

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