Serie A: Two Parma players test positive for COVID-19, get quarantined

Updated: May 18, 2020, 09:44 IST | AFP | Paris

Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday said he needs more guarantees before the green light can be given for the resumption of Serie A

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Two players from Serie A side Parma have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been moved into isolation, the club announced on Saturday in another setback to hopes of a season restart in Italy. Just two days out from the scheduled go-ahead for group training at clubs, Parma said all members of their squad and staff had been tested through swabs and blood samples.

Asymptomatic cases
All came back negative except for two players, who are asymptomatic. "Both of them were positive on the first test and negative on the second that was performed 24 hours later," said Parma in a statement. "The players, both in excellent condition and asymptomatic, have nonetheless been immediately isolated."

'Need more guarantees'
Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday said he needs more guarantees before the green light can be given for the resumption of Serie A. "Before starting the season, we need a few more guarantees and, speaking to Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora, we don't have those," Conte said.

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