06 Aug Ligue 1 restart unsure as variety of coronavirus instances at golf equipment rises
The rise of optimistic coronavirus instances amongst French golf equipment over the previous couple of weeks has solid doubt over the beginning of the 2020-21 season, sources have informed Football4cast.
The brand new season is because of begin in two weeks’ time however 18 gamers have examined optimistic for the virus since golf equipment have returned to coaching, together with 4 at Lille and three at Nantes.
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Marseille are as a consequence of host Saint-Etienne on the Stade Velodrome on Aug. 21 to kick off the season however optimistic instances amongst administration employees has thrown that fixture into doubt.
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Sources have informed Football4cast that the league is working to calm fears a couple of attainable surge in instances and are “monitoring intently” any developments.
This might embody introducing a stricter testing and get in touch with testing regime in addition to rising the quarantine interval from seven days to 14.
“What we wish to keep away from is video games being postponed as soon as the season has began,” a supervisor in Ligue 1 informed Football4cast, who spoke on the situation of anonymity.
“It’s a very congested marketing campaign already and we will not afford to maneuver matches. So the league must take their tasks and us supervisor must settle for to play with perhaps two or three gamers lacking as a result of they’re optimistic, like in the event that they had been injured.”
A cluster of instances arose after a pleasant between Montpellier and Strasbourg in July when 9 Strasbourg gamers and one Montpellier participant examined optimistic for the virus.
Montpellier, who’ve gamers from their reserve team in quarantine, launched a press release on Thursday criticising Strasbourg’s angle for not testing their gamers once more as soon as their first case was introduced.
The membership have needed to cancel two friendlies on account of the optimistic assessments and put certainly one of their greatest gamers, Florent Mollet, into quarantine.