Five cases of Covid-19 at En Avant Guingamp, the team placed in quarantine

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More and more French clubs are directly affected by Covid-19. – JULIAN FINNEY / POOL / AFP

The Guingamp club (Ligue 2) announced Thursday that the team was in fourteen after the discovery last week of five cases of Covid-19 after a preparation course on the Breton coast. The cases concern two members of the management, who felt symptoms during the last days of the camp and three players, who tested positive in the days that followed. None developed severe symptoms.

Insofar as the players and the staff lived in a community when the cases appeared, the health authorities recommended isolation for 14 days from the end of the course for all its participants. Training, suspended when cases appear, will not resume until August 6, while the three friendly matches scheduled against Niort (August 1), Le Mans (August 5) and Le Havre (August 8) all had to be canceled.

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On the other hand, the measures do not concern the women’s team, which was training elsewhere and will be able to play its semi-final of the Coupe de France on Sunday against Olympique Lyonnais at the Roudourou stadium (3 p.m.), in the presence of a limited number. of spectators.

“In terms of preparation, it’s not ideal,” said Xavier Gravelaine, the club’s new sporting director. But we adapt, we restructure the planned program. And it will be like that everywhere in France throughout the season ”.

On Wednesday, FC Nantes (Ligue 1) announced that five employees in its professional group had tested positive for the coronavirus, after the first three cases, including a player, revealed last week.

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