CD Marino isolated in Madrid after three players test positive for coronavirus

2020/08/02 07:30:03 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

The Tenerife football team, CD Marino, are isolated in a hotel in Madrid after three of their players tested positive for Covid-19 prior to their playoff match for promotion to Second Division B, as reported by club president, Paco Santamaría.

He stated in a press release that the news of the three positives has taken them "by surprise", since on Thursday they all tested negative which is why they travelled, and have complied with the security protocols 100% during the trip

Paco Santamaría explained that the Community of Madrid has made a hotel available to the club, in which the entire Tenerife travelling party will be isolated, which is a total of thirty people, including players, coaching staff and managers.

All of them will undergo new diagnostic tests in the next few hours, hoping that the previous ones were "false positives".

The group travelled directly from Adolfo Suárez de Baraja Airport to the CD Las Rojas, where the Royal Spanish Football Federation carried out the tests, and where the team was scheduled to stay.

Santamaría has said that the three players who tested positive are "asymptomatic and perfectly well” and in the last training session they "trained like champions”.

After the positive tests, the RFEF has made the decision to suspend both playoff matches that were scheduled to be played in the CD Las Rojas, which were CD Lealtad against CD Alcoyano last night, and CD Marino against Deportivo tonight, pending new test results.