Jordan Amavi played the friendly against Bayern Munich before the season resumed. - CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP / POOL
Three new suspicions of contamination with Covid-19 have been declared within the workforce of Olympique de Marseille, OM announced on Sunday evening in a press release, five days before the resumption of Ligue 1. If these cases had to be confirmed, this would bring the number of elements affected by the virus to four over the last four days at the Marseille club, after the revelation on Thursday of a case, which had led to the cancellation of a friendly match against Stuttgart, which was to take place on Friday in Fos-sur-mer (Bouches-du-Rhône).
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Three new cases to be confirmed
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, already tied, was sent to the Interministerial Crisis Committee (CIC), which must validate it Tuesday according to the League.
The LFP's Covid commission will decide
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 the case of Marseille, where four cases in four days could be declared if these suspicions were confirmed, this leaves great uncertainty over the holding of Friday's match against Saint-Etienne.
Coronavirus: Uncertainty hangs over Ligue 1, five days before the recovery
- André Villas-Boas
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