Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, announced that five players have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus in soccer J1 Kashiwa Reysol.

According to Kashiwa City and Kashiwa Reysol, from the 13th to the 19th of this month, five athletes in their 20s and 30s living in Kashiwa City and Nagareyama City were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, and the city was infected with a cluster. Announced that it has occurred.

Five were asymptomatic or mild.

The route of infection is unknown, and 61 people, including the remaining athletes and staff, tested negative.

In Kashiwa Reysol, an outbreak occurred in November last year, and we are strengthening infection countermeasures such as limiting the number of people who can use facilities such as changing rooms at the same time and thoroughly disinfecting and wearing masks. There were no particular problems in the survey.

The city's health center says that it is unlikely that the infection will spread in the future, and the team will not take any action such as suspension of activities.

Kashiwa Reysol To antigen test at the venue before the game

The J-League has decided to carry out an antigen test at the venue on the day of the match if a positive PCR test is conducted within one week of the official match, and the operation has started on the 20th.

According to Reysol, as a result of the PCR test conducted on the 19th, one player was judged to be positive, so before the match with Shonan Bellmare of the J League Cup scheduled on the 21st, Sankyo at the venue At Frontier Kashiwa Stadium, we will carry out antigen tests for athletes and staff.

The test will be conducted 3 hours before the start of the match, and players who are judged to be negative can enter, and if there are less than 13 registered members, the match will be cancelled.

At Reysol, four athletes were tested positive in the PCR test on the 13th of this month, and the Kashiwa City Health Center confirmed that an outbreak = cluster had occurred, but it was judged that team activities could be continued. It means that there is.