A Torino player has screened coronavirus positively, Serie A side reported on Wednesday. Following an initial medical review, the unidentified Torino squad member-officially asymptomatic-contracted COVID-19.
Torino reported the first round of medical tests revealed a positive COVID-19 test by an unnamed player and was placed in quarantine and would be tracked continuously over the next few days.
Torino was one of the clubs raising concerns about a return to competition as Italy is struggling with a pandemic that has killed nearly 30,000 people in the region.
Turin president Urbano Cairo admitted that there were “divergent views” this week, even though all 20 Series A teams have formally backed the season since March 10 suspended.
Series A sides have been permitted this week to resume individual training while maintaining controls over social distance.
Both players and staff are checked for swabs and blood tests before opening the door.
It was during the initial screening that according to Football Italia, Torino discovered one of its players tested positive for COVID-19.
The club is not naming the player yet but has confirmed that he has no symptoms and has been placed in quarantine immediately.
This is the first real test of the medical technique and the resumption of the 2019-20 Series A season, as a successful test match was the nightmare scenario.
The medical procedure had quarantined only one person, while the government-created science committee mandated a quarantine of the entire team for 14 days.
Italy will continue to rely on the initiative that the German Government and the Bundesliga have adopted today, which will identify either the player or the team member who tested positive.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) will meet with the government’s Technical Scientific Committee on Thursday to discuss the community preparation medical procedure scheduled for May 18.