Coronavirus Outbreak: Three players from Ligue 1 football club St Etienne test positive for COVID-19

French Ligue 1 football club St Etienne said on Thursday five members of their staff, including three players, had tested positive for COVID-19.

Reuters June 19, 2020 08:31:40 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Three players from Ligue 1 football club St Etienne test positive for COVID-19

Paris: French Ligue 1 football club St Etienne said on Thursday five members of their staff, including three players, had tested positive for COVID-19 .

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The club said in a statement the five people had been infected during France’s national lockdown from 17 March to 11 May, adding they are now isolated in their homes.

St Etienne, one on France’s most successful clubs, said Friday’s scheduled training session would go ahead.

Among the “Big Five” European soccer nations, France is the only one to have ended its season due to the coronavirus outbreak. Paris St Germain were awarded the Ligue 1 title.

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