The "Covid Commission" set up by the Professional Football League "is studying" the holding of the inaugural Ligue 1 match between Marseille and Saint-Etienne on Friday, after suspected cases within the Marseille workforce, a- we learned Monday from the LFP. Three new suspicions of Covid-19 contamination have been declared within the workforce of Olympique de Marseille, the Marseille club announced on Sunday, which had already reported a potential case on Thursday.
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A health protocol from the LFP must be validated on Tuesday
Solicited on Monday, OM said that tests on the three people who may have contracted Covid-19 were underway. The results are expected Monday or Tuesday, depending on the club. The kick-off between Marseille and Saint-Etienne, a classic of the French Championship, is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Stade Vélodrome to open the first day of Ligue 1. The Professional Football League (LFP) has set up in recent weeks, a medical protocol supposed to regulate all the precautions that clubs will have to take to protect their staff from possible contamination. This protocol was transmitted to the Interministerial Crisis Committee (CIC), which must validate it Tuesday according to the League.
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In these documents of which AFP has obtained a copy, subject to validation, it is stated that "if the team has more than 3 players or supervisors (from 4) isolated over 8 rolling days, the virus is circulating in the club ", which implies in particular for the club concerned a period of 7 days without collective training. In such a situation, the Covid commission is "in particular responsible for giving an opinion on the postponements of matches", specifies the protocol.