Chiefs confirm two Covid-19 cases

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Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed two Covid-19 cases within their squad following the first round of testing ahead of the PSL's proposed return to training.

Chiefs conducted preliminary tests last Friday, in line with PSL protocols ahead of all clubs' return to training in the coming weeks, and two unnamed players have since tested positive.

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"Following a series of Covid-19 tests conducted last Friday, two Kaizer Chiefs players’ results have come back positive from the laboratory," read a statement from the club.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections within the PSL since the coronavirus outbreak first started in South Africa to seven.

Amakhosi, however, have assured that none of the tested personnel came into contact with others, therefore minimising the risk of the spread within The Village.

"A total of 70 individuals, including players, members of the technical team and other club officials were tested for Covid-19 in preparation for the restart of the 2019/20 season," the statement added.

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"At the time of doing these tests, players and officials were screened and monitored by healthcare workers and team doctors. None of the people tested showed any signs or symptoms of Covid-19.

"All the players and officials were given different timeslots and did not come into contact with each other.

"The affected duo will be in self-isolation for the stipulated period of 14 days. They will be retested after the isolation period as required. If their tests come back negative, they will then be able to rejoin the team.

"Kaizer Chiefs’ medical team and management are working around the clock to provide the necessary support to the affected individuals and ensure they follow the guidelines."

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