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20 players, 6 club staff test positive for COVID19 in MLS

20 players and 6 club staff have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the ‘Major League Soccer (MLS) is Back Tournament’ which is set to begin on 8th July 2020.

This was revealed by Major League Soccer (MLS) after a total of 668 players had been tested since the resumption of full team training on 4th June 2020. 18 tested positive ahead of travelling to the Disney World resort in Florida for the tournament, that number has now increased to 20 the MLS said in a statement on Sunday 28th June 2020.

“Any individual who tests positive … while in Orlando will participate in a clinical assessment by a healthcare provider and moved to the isolation area of the hotel until he or she receives medical clearance,”

“While in isolation, MLS players and other staff will be in daily communication with and receive remote care… including monitoring of symptoms, and regular follow-up testing.” The statement revealed further.

Major League Soccer is a men’s professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation which represents the sport’s highest level in the United States and Canada.

By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com 

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