- Saint-Étienne have been hit with the dreaded coronavirus pandemic
- The club have confirmed that five persons including three players are now infected
- Affected persons have been ordered home to self-isolate as a pre-caution
After another round of coronavirus tests within the French club Saint-Etienne, five persons including three players have returned positive results, the club can confirm.
The club announced that following the tests on Wednesday, June 17, five members of the club including three players have tested positive for coronavirus.
It was gathered that 33 players and 21 members of staff of the club had returned for training and they were tested before they began activities.
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“The tests carried out on Wednesday revealed five positive cases of coronavirus, including three amongst the playing staff,” said a club statement.
According to the club, another 38 administrative staff were also tested on Thursday, but those that were confirmed positive have been told to go home to self-isolate.
Meanwhile, Paris-Saint-Germain have been crowned champions of France for the third time in a row following the decision of the League body to end the season because of coronavirus.
The French Ligue 1 chiefs, in May, made the decision to cancel the whole 2019/20 season due to the continuous threat of deadly coronavirus which has killed many people in the world.
Government in France made it clear that all football activities in the country must be suspended until September with the hopes that the pandemic will get solution.
Although the League body have not made an official announcement on the latest development, but according to L'Equipe, they confirmed that PSG are the champions.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the EFL have recorded eight positive results from coronavirus testing after a total of 2213 tests were carried out on players in the Championships.
The reports further revealed that all of the eight positive cases recorded were from six different clubs with three left to resume the Championship season.
Brentford confirmed that one of their staff contracted the disease as they look to restart their campaign against Fulham at the weekend.
Two individuals tested positive out of 254 tests carried across four teams in League One League while League Two did not have any patient with COVID-19 out of the 174 tests carried out.
The people who tested positive to coronavirus will now have to isolate themselves according to the EFL guideline rules.
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