COVID-19: Five players test positive in Spain's top two divisions

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Last Updated: Sun, May 10th, 2020, 20:44:46hrs

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Five players have tested positive for coronavirus across Spain's top two divisions, LaLiga said in a statement on Sunday.

"After carrying out the mandatory medical tests among essential staff at LaLiga clubs in order to resume training, a number of positive COVID-19 cases have been detected," the statement read.

It added that all players are asymptomatic and in the latter stages of the deadly virus which has gripped the world.

"Concretely, five positive cases have been detected among players of LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank clubs, all of which are asymptomatic and in the latter stages of the virus.

"The identity of the players is unknown to LaLiga in line with data protection legislation. The aggregate results have been sent by LaLiga to the CSD (Spanish High Sports Council) and to the Spanish Ministry of Health."

The football matches in the country have been stopped since March 12 in wake of the pandemic and only recently players started training in a bid to restart the season by mid-June.

Clubs like FC Barcelona have started individual training last week.

Leganes manager Javier Aguirre has claimed recently that LaLiga will resume from June 20 and the remaining matches of the season will be completed within five weeks.