STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Brazilian Serie A club Santos report nine positive COVID-19 tests

Santos said that antibody tests showed three other players had previously been in contact with the virus without knowing.

Published: 23rd June 2020 01:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2020 01:57 PM   |  A+A-

Football

For representational purposes (Photo | PTI)

By IANS

RIO DE JANEIRO: One Santos player and eight employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Brazilian Serie A club has said.

In a statement, Santos said on Monday all of those infected were asymptomatic but had been isolated as a precaution, and their names were not disclosed for privacy reasons, reports Xinhua news agency.

Santos added that antibody tests showed three other players had previously been in contact with the virus without knowing.

The results came after 24 players and 45 staff members were tested at Santos's training complex on Friday.

Sao Paulo state governor Joao Doria said last week that clubs could begin training on July 1, having been inactive since all sports were suspended in Brazil in mid-March.

Earlier on Monday, Sao Paulo FC said one of their players and an employee had tested positive for the virus.

Brazil has more than 1.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, of which more than 51,000 have been fatal.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp