Seven gamers, one assistant coach take a look at constructive for COVID-19 forward of ISL 2020


NEW DELHI: Seven gamers and an assistant coach have examined constructive for COVID-19 forward of the Indian Super League (ISL) soccer season, more likely to begin subsequent month in Goa, sources informed PTI on Monday.

The assessments had been carried out in Goa after the arrival of the groups and all of them are asymptomatic instances.

It couldn’t, nonetheless, be ascertained which groups these gamers and the coach belong to.

They have been saved in isolation of their respective inns serving as bio-secure bubbles.

Out of the 12 groups collaborating this season, solely newbies SC East Bengal are but to reach in Goa.

“Yes, seven players and an assistant coach have tested positive for COVID-19 and all of them are asymptomatic cases. They have been placed in isolation in their respective bio-secure bubbles,” a supply aware of the event informed PTI on situations of anonymity.

“It is mandatory for all the players and officials to have Aarogya Setu app and ISL Health App through which contact tracing can be done. So, there will also be contact tracing and we have to test those who have had contact with these players and coach.”

He mentioned all of the eight might want to have three unfavorable ends in seven days to have the ability to be part of their respective groups.

All the groups have been put up in separate inns in Goa, which function bio-secure bubbles.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this season’s ISL, to be performed amongst 11 groups, might be held behind closed doorways underneath strict well being security protocols.

The matches might be held completely in Goa at three venues — Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao, GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, and Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.

After their arrival, the gamers have been put underneath quarantine for 10 days throughout which 5 assessments have been carried out.

It was additionally necessary for all of the groups to bear three assessments previous to their arrival in Goa.

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