The Marseillais celebrate a goal during Nice-OM, August 28, 2019. - Lionel URMAN / SIPA

Three new suspected cases of Covid-19 have been detected within OM's professional workforce, the Marseille club announced on Tuesday, where five proven cases have already been identified. "Olympique de Marseille has just learned that 3 new suspected cases of Covid-19 have been detected within its professional workforce", wrote in a statement the club, which must face Sunday Brest for the second day of the League 1.

"The club contacted the LFP commission for this purpose today," he concludes. The five players already affected in the Marseille workforce, whose names have not been officially revealed, are all asymptomatic, a spokesperson for the club explained last week.

These cases had led to the postponement of the OM match against Saint-Etienne, which was to open the Ligue 1 season last Friday. Marseille's debut in this 2020-2021 season has been postponed until next Sunday on the lawn in Brest. In addition to OM, the workforce of several L1 clubs have been affected by the epidemic, such as Nîmes, Montpellier, Lens, Nice, Angers, Monaco or Brest.


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