Spanish soccer league confirms positive coronavirus cases, keeps training plans

Spanish soccer league confirms positive coronavirus cases, keeps training plans
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The Spanish soccer league is maintaining its plan to resume training after confirming five positive coronavirus cases from players across two clubs on Sunday. 

All the cases are “asymptotic and in the latter stages of the virus,” the league said in a statement

“LaLiga will continue to apply the Return to Training protocol approved by the CSD and Spanish Ministry of Health, in order to guarantee as much as possible the health and safety of all players, coaching staff and club employees,” the league added. 

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Based on the league’s protocol, the players who tested positive will remain in quarantine at home and stick to the same individual physical training routine they have been following. 

The players will be able to rejoin training at team facilities after two consecutive negative COVID-19 test results. 

The league said it will also offer tests to people living with those affected. 

The league did not name the players who tested positive. 

Three players were from first-division clubs, including Atlético Madrid defender, The Associated Press reported, citing Spanish media. 

AP reported that Atlético posted a message on an official club social media channel with a picture of the player and a message saying: “We will see you very soon on field, Renan!”