According to Marcos Teixeira, the club’s medical director, the club tested 350 employees, including players and coaches.

According to Teixeira, players who tested positive were isolated from the rest of the team and players are tested until they can be sure that the players can no longer infect the other team with the virus.

Football has been suspended since mid-March. The Rio team Vasco da Gama is one of the teams that have started training despite the awkward corona situation in Brazil.

In Brazil, with a population of nearly 210 million, more than half a million corona infections have been reported and more than 29,000 corona-related deaths have been reported.