Fiorentina says three players test positive for COVID-19

ROME: Three players in A series Football club Fiorentina They have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as three support staff, the Florence-based club said in a statement Thursday.

The tests were carried out before returning to training after a two-month strike due to coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Fiorentina did not name the players and said optional individual training would continue for the rest of the squad.

The club has proceeded, according to protocol, to isolate those involved, he said. Tomorrow morning, the rest of the group is scheduled to undergo medical and physical exams before the start of the optional activity in the field.

A series clubs were given permission by the government to restart training this week as part of an easing of lockdown measures although players can only train individually.

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The league expects to resume in May or June, but that depends on government permission.

Earlier Thursday, based in Bergamo Atalanta said doorman Marco Sportiello , who tested positive in March, had tested negative and would be allowed to restart training .