5 players test positive for coronavirus, La Liga confirms

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Five players from Spain's top two leagues have tested positive for coronavirus, La Liga confirmed on Sunday.

In and official statement, La Liga said that they would not be revealing the identities of the players but Remiro announced the news in a post on Twitter.

"Among LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank (Segunda) clubs, five positive cases were detected in players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final phase of the disease", a statement from LaLiga read, as per The National.

"In addition, La Liga will offer people who live with those affected the possibility of also doing screening tests".

"One of the objectives of these medical tests, according to the La Liga's protocol for returning to training, according to recommendations of the CSD (Supreme Sports Council) and the Ministry of Health, was precisely to detect the denominated or asymptomatic, that is, those people who are infected and that, without presenting symptoms, they can infect other people", the statement added.

The league has stepped up the testing of players and staff as the likes of champions and La Liga leaders Barcelona returned to their club's facilities last week.

Players will start training in small groups within the next two weeks and progress to full training before resuming matches, which La Liga says it hopes to start up again by June although it has yet to confirm dates for fixtures.

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"The matches are where there will be less risk", Tebas said.

The league reported on Sunday that five players across the two divisions had tested positive for the virus and had been ordered to stay isolated at home.

Games would be played every day of the week to allow the 11 remaining matchdays in the 2019-20 season to be completed by the end of July, with teams given 72 hours' rest between matches.

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos believes resumption of football in the country will help provide boost to Spain's economy.

Players will stick to the same individual physical training routine they have been following until now, in line with the club's instructions.

Sevilla, Villarreal, Leganes and Osasuna were the first four teams back in action on Friday.

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