Five positive cases were diagnosed in players, all asymptomatic and in the last phase of the disease, LaLiga said in a statement. Players, whose LaLiga did not disclose identity or club, will be quarantined and tested again
in the next few days, says the institution.
Their diagnosis comes just a few days after the resumption of training for footballers of the first two divisions, according to a strict health protocol. LaLiga, which hopes to resume the season behind closed doors in mid-June, says finding these positive cases is part of its plan to gradually return to training.
One of the objectives […] was precisely to detect the declared or asymptomatic casessays LaLiga. The five players, including Atlético Madrid’s Renan Lodi from Brazil, will continue to train in quarantine and will not be able to return to the field until after two negative tests.
No cancellation according to Tebas
Spanish clubs are currently allowed to organize individual training sessions with draconian respect for barrier gestures. The players must arrive separately, already in uniform, gloved and masked and have the temperature taken. Clubs will then be able to move into breakout sessions before considering a return to competition, which could take place on June 20, according to Leganés coach Javier Aguirre.
Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, which has killed more than 26,000 people, is entering a very gradual deconfinement. LaLiga President Javier Tebas has ruled out any cancellations of the season in the men’s first division, while the women’s league and amateur championships have been halted.