Two Parma players test positive for coronavirus, quarantined


Two Parma Serie A players have tested positive for the coronavirus and have been placed in isolation, the club said on Saturday in another setback in hopes of a resumption of the season in mad Italy. soccer.

Just two days before the green light for group training at clubs, Parma said all of his team and staff have been tested on swabs and blood samples.

All came back negative except for two players, who are asymptomatic.

“Both were positive on the first test and negative on the second which was taken 24 hours later,” Parma said in a statement.

“The players, both in excellent condition and asymptomatic, were nevertheless immediately isolated and the club will be monitoring them at all times.”

The clubs have suggested June 13 as the date for the resumption of the championship while group training begins on Monday.

However, there is a point of disagreement with the government’s insistence on quarantine for the entire team and staff, if they test positive.

Italian clubs favor the German model, where only the infected person is quarantined. (AFP)

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