Three people at FC Köln test positive for COVID-19

FC Köln confirm this evening that three people at the Bundesliga club have tested positive for COVID-19 but show no symptoms, after undergoing tests on Thursday.

Players, coaching and backroom staff were all tested on Thursday and the three players that tested positive have now entered a 14-day quarantine period at home per government recommendations.

“1. FC Köln’s training can continue as planned, according to the hygiene and infection control measures that have been in place since April 6th in group training. The prerequisite for this is that the relevant group of people are tested further, as stated for in the medical concept of the “Taskforce Sports Medicine/Special Game Operation” from the DFL,” read a statement on the club’s website.

FC Köln sporting director Horst Heldt said: “The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else. The previous measures, as well as the strategy of regular tests, have proven themselves so that we can now react with individual solutions.”

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