Besiktas player, staff member tested positive for coronavirus

ANKARA: one Besiktas player and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus Three days after the announcement that the Turkish league will resume next month, the club said on Saturday.

League leaders Trabzonspor , champions Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas are among leading clubs which held training sessions this week in small groups in line with guidelines set out by the Turkish Football Federation ( TFF ).

Besiktas said all their players and coaching staff had been tested for the virus, adding that the player and staff member who tested positive had begun treatment.

Fenerbahce said Friday that one of his staff members had tested positive for the virus, prompting the club to cancel a scheduled practice session.

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Turkey 's domestic soccer leagues will resume without fans on June 12 after a three-month suspension and TFF Chairman Nihat Ozdemir said on Wednesday the country is planning to host the Champions League end at the end of August.

Turkey Announced on Monday that it will begin to gradually ease blocking measures after the virus outbreak has reached a plateau.