Farfan, first footballer in Russia to test positive for coronavirus

MOSCOW: Peruvian veteran striker Jefferson Farfan He has become the first player in Russia to test positive for coronavirus, his club Lokomotiv Moscow said on Saturday, just five weeks before the Premier League season restarts.

Coronaviruses have been diagnosed in our player Jefferson Farfan. Our best wishes for your health, Jeff. Recover quickly, Lokomotiv tweeted.

Anatoli Mechtcheriakov, chairman of the club's board of directors, told Ria-Novosti news agency: He is in Moscow and has not been hospitalized.

Farfan, 35, who signed with Lokomotiv in 2017, has not played for the club this season after suffering a knee injury last year. America Cup .

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the Russian Premier League Suspended since March 17, it will resume behind closed doors on June 21.