Dynamo Moscow reports coronavirus cases, game postponed
Dynamo Moscow said on Sunday that three of its players had tested positive for the coronavirus as its game on the Russian soccer league's restart weekend was postponed.
Sunday's game was the second to be disrupted by the coronavirus since the Russian league restarted on Friday after a three-month pause. League and federation officials said this development did not justify stopping the season.
Dynamo said the team and staff were confined to its training base after the positive tests for forward Clinton N'Jie and midfielders Charles Kabore and Sebastian Szymanski. All other players tested negative in samples taken on Saturday, the club added.
Dynamo were due to play at third-placed FC Krasnodar on Sunday but Krasnodar agreed to a postponement.
On Friday, Sochi beat FC Rostov 10-1 after Rostov were forced to field youth players, some as young as 16. Rostov's entire first team is in isolation because of a suspected virus outbreak in the squad and Sochi refused to postpone the game.
"There is no talk of stopping the season," the Russian soccer federation and the league said in a joint statement.
"Strictly adhering to our requirements and recommendations will make it possible to reduce the risks and to play the championship to its end."
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