The Russian football club FK Orenburg announced this Thursday that six footballers and two employees tested positive for coronavirus, the fourth team affected by the disease since the championship resumed in Russia. The club wanted to make it clear that all its players had tested negative before the game they faced against Lokomotiv Moscow last Saturday.
It’s a statement, the club said “six players and two employees” have been infected, at a time when the Orenburg faces Saturday against the Krasnodar, key match in the race for qualification in the Champions League.
“We canceled training today”said the Orenburg coach, Konstantin Paramonov. According to Konstantin Paramonov, the team carried out further tests at the airport after the game against Lokomotiv, and these tests were positive.
He league president Russian Sergei Priadkin announced that all positive players had been isolated and that the health authorities were conducting an investigation.
Last week, FK Rostov he was forced to send his branch team to face Sochi after several cases of infected players. Three players from Dynamo Moscow They were also infected with the coronavirus and were quarantined, forcing the Russian Federation to postpone until July 19 the match planned last Saturday between the Russian club and Krasnodar.
A “suspicious” case was also reported in a FK Ufa player. In a statement, the club said Thursday that its staff and players had tested negative before facing Spartak Moscow on Saturday. This series of infected jeopardizes the continuity of the Russian championship. At the moment, the Russian league does not consider the possibility of a new suspension.