Second Genoa player tests positive for COVID-19


  • Football
  • Sunday, 27 Sep 2020

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Genoa v Lazio - Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy - February 23, 2020 Genoa's Lasse Schone REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

ROME (Reuters) - Genoa midfielder Lasse Schone has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after his team mate Mattia Perin contracted the virus ahead of their Serie A trip to Napoli on Sunday.

Denmark international Schone was found to be positive after the Genoa squad underwent a second round of swab tests on Saturday, and he has gone into self-isolation.

The rest of the Genoa squad were negative and travelled on Sunday morning, after the club postponed their charter flight from Saturday afternoon and spent the night in a Genoa hotel to reduce the risk of infection.

Perin’s positive test led to Serie A announcing on Saturday that the kick-off of the league match at the San Paolo stadium would be moved to 1800 local time (1600 GMT) instead of 1500.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie, editing by Ed Osmond)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Across the site