3 Koln stars test positive to COVID-19 after return to training
- Three Koln players have tested positive to the deadly coronavirus disease
- The Bundesliga club confirmed the results of the tests but did not name the players
- The German giants have put their stars on a 14-day quarantine
Three Koln players have contracted COVID-19 days after all Bundesliga clubs returned to full training.
The German club are not ruling out their training sessions despite sad news, but have placed all three unnamed players in a 14-day quarantine.
Koln had conducted tests on all players, coaches and backroom staff on their return to work and three players tested positive but claimed they showed no symptom.
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This would come as a huge blow as the May 9, 2020, resumption date of the Bundesliga has come under serious threat.
Koln who are currently tenth on the table said: "Three people tested positive. All are symptom free.
"After an assessment of the cases by the responsible health authorities, the three people who tested positive will go into a 14-day quarantine at home.
"FC Koln will not confirm any names out of respect for the privacy of those affected.
"FC Koln’s training can continue as planned, according to the hygiene and infection control measures that have been in place since April 6 in group training."
The club's managing director Horst Heldt insists they are doing all they can to ensure no on else is affected.
"The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Emmanuel Macron, French president, is making plans to put a halt to other top European leagues amid the global pandemic.
The French Ligue 1 was recently canceled by France prime minister as the country do not want to put fans at risk.
According to French news media outlet Le Parisen, Macron wants the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A to declare their respective leagues null and void.
The Dutch Eredivisie and Belgian Jupiler leagues have also canceled their 2019-20 campaigns and would start a new season by September.
Legit.ng also reported that Paulo Dybala for the fourth time has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, reports in Spanish claim.
The Juventus striker and his partner Oriana Sabatini had initially tested positive for the virus on March 21.
And according to Spanish news media outlet El Chiringuito, the Juventus attacker had conducted four tests in six weeks with the latest result coming out positive.
The 26-year-old recently spoke about the disease and explained how he had difficulty in breathing.
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