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Three Flamingo players were infected with Corona virus

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Rio de Janeiro-based Brazilian club Flamengo said test results for three of its players were positive for the coronavirus.

The club conducted 293 tests for its players, officials and their families between April 30 and May 3.

“For those who have been diagnosed with an infection, all of them have no symptoms, and the measures we have taken are isolation, quarantine, and daily monitoring,” the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Flamingo added that players whose family members were infected with the virus will be quarantined.

Flamingo did not reveal the names of the players whose samples were positive, but the Copa Libertadores has the strongest team in South America and includes players like Gabriel Barbosa, Felipe Luis, Diego Alves, and Ravinia.

Georginho, the club’s masseur, died at 68 last week for the virus.

Flamingo played the last game on March 14 and immediately stopped the Rio State Championship due to the epidemic.

The Rio Football Federation has authorized clubs to resume training, but the match has yet to be decided.

Brazil has so far recorded 125,218 cases of coronavirus, in addition to 8,536 deaths. Just Wednesday, 615 people died, the highest number of deaths per day.

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