Sporting Lisbon Return 10 COVID-19 Positive Tests On Eve Of Portuguese Season | Football News

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All those that have examined coronavirus are asymptomatic, in response to a supply at Sporting Lisbon.© AFP

Two days earlier than the resumption of the Portuguese league, Lisbon membership Sporting has 10 optimistic coronavirus instances, together with eight gamers and coach Ruben Amorim, sources near the membership informed AFP on Wednesday. All these contaminated have been asymptomatic, mentioned the supply. The Portuguese league is because of resume on Friday behind closed doorways. Sporting’s opening sport is on Saturday at residence to a different hard-hit membership, Gil Vicente. Gil Vicente mentioned they’ve 15 optimistic instances, together with 10 gamers and 5 members of the teaching workforce, however resumed coaching on Wednesday with gamers who examined destructive.

“The quarantine has been lifted and the team resumed training this morning with the 15 available athletes,” whereas the optimistic instances “remain in isolation,” a membership spokesman informed AFP.

For now, Saturday’s sport has not been cancelled, however Portugal’s Health Secretary Antonio Lacerda mentioned on Monday that the authorities would make an evaluation “before each game”.

Last Sunday, Sporting needed to cancel a pleasant towards the Italian membership Napoli after three optimistic instances among the many gamers. By Tuesday, that quantity had risen to seven.


Portugal, which has suffered a bounce in instances, tightened well being restrictions from this week.

According to official figures printed on Wednesday, Portugal has recorded three deaths and 605 new confirmed Covid-19 instances in 24 hours. The nation of 10 million has recorded 1,867 deaths and almost 64,000 confirmed instances.

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