Ligue 1: Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas urges support for players with COVID-19
Marseille announced Tuesday the positive COVID-19 tests for three players, taking to four the number infected.
Marseille: Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas on Wednesday urged support for the club's players infected by coronavirus .
The club announced Tuesday the positive COVID-19 tests for three players, taking to four the number infected.
The positive tests saw the French league forced into postponing the opening match of the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season, which had been scheduled to be between Marseille and Saint-Etienne on Friday.
"Unfortunately we live this week between a certain anxiety and bad news," Villas-Boas said.
"The pandemic that stubbornly continues to scare and affect so many families has ended up knocking on our door."
Villas-Boas vowed that "we will soon be together again".
"It's the moment to be careful and to support others and at the same time keep hope for the time ahead."
In some ways, immune responses to COVID and influenza are the same. A relatively recent infection or vaccination provides good protection against a subsequent infection, but soon that protection starts to wane.
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