Atletico Madrid's preseason preparations suspended over fear of new coronavirus cases

Atletico Madrid's preseason preparations suspended over fear of new coronavirus cases

- Atletico Madrid have been forced to abandon their preseason camp over new coronavirus cases

- The Spanish League giants will have to undergo new COVID-19 tests before deciding when to resume training again

- The unidentified man who tested positive for the virus in their camp is neither a player or a member of the coaching staff

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Atletico Madrid have reportedly halted their preseason preparations abruptly over a fresh positive coronavirus case.

Diego Simeone's men have been training in San Rafael, Los Angeles for the coming La Liga season but they will have to rush back to Spain ann undergo a more comprehensive COVID-19 testing.

This is due to one of the members of the club who tested positive for the infection and he is neither a player nor a coaching staff after routine checks were carried out on Thursday, September 10.

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The unnamed person will now have to embark on a 14-day self-isolation journey while the rest of the squad will also have to be certified clean healthwise again.

Atletico Madrid's preseason preparations suspended over fear of new coronavirus cases

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Daily Mail reveals that the individual whose result returned positive must have contracted the virus from his family members and not necessarily due to him attending the training camp.

Meanwhile, Simeone's men will take their last training session on Saturday morning before exiting their preseason venue.

The Spanish league giants have to wait until the results of their tests return before they will know when training will resume.

However, they have been handed an extra week of holiday as they will wait till September 27 before playing their first La Liga game against Granada.

Their initial season opener against Sevilla has been postponed due to the opponent's triumph in the Europa League last term.

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Julen Lopetegui's men beat Inter Milan 3-2 to emerge winners of the UEFA's second-tier title despite struggling almost all through the season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Pogba has handed Manchester United camp a boost ahead of their Premier League opener against Crystal palace after rejoining his colleagues in training.

The World Cup winner recently recovered from the deadly coronavirus having contracted the virus last month.

He returned to the Red Devils' training camp at Carrington Complex as they prepare for the friendly encounter against Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday, September 12.

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