Turkish Super Lig: Four players test positive for coronavirus

Istanbul's Galatasaray said two of its players were found to be positive for coronavirus after tests were conducted on the squad and staff returning from holiday.


Representative Image: Istanbul Basaksehir won the Turkish Super Lig title for the first time last month.   -  Getty Images

A total of four players from three teams in the Turkish Super Lig have tested positive for coronavirus, the clubs said on Friday.

Istanbul's Galatasaray said two of its players were found to be positive after tests were conducted on the staff returning from holiday. They did not have clinical complaints but were taken into isolation for treatment, it said on Twitter.

Trabzonspor, which came runner-up in the league, said one of its first team players had tested positive after showing symptoms but was in a good condition and had started treatment.

Also, Istanbul's Fenerbahce said overnight that one of its players and a member of the coashing staff had tested positive for COVID-19 after tests on the club's squad and other staff.

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There have been more than 245,000 cases of novel coronavirus recorded in Turkey, with more than 5,900 people dying.

After an almost three-month suspension due to the outbreak, the league resumed in June and last month Istanbul Basaksehir won the title for the first time, breaking the dominance of the city's 'Big Three' - Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

The new season will begin on September 11.

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