Leipzig midfielder tests positive for COVID-19

The Bundesliga club before its match in Augsburg said that the 22-year-old Haidara returned a positive result in the routine pre-game check.

File photo of Leipzig's Amadou Haidara (centre) after scoring a goal against Nuremberg.   -  AP Photo

Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Bundesliga club before its match in Augsburg said that the 22-year-old Haidara returned a positive result in the routine pre-game check.

The German club said the “values are below the normal level” and that Haidara “is not infectious.”

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Haidara has been isolated and separated from the rest of the squad as a precautionary measure.

Germany was widely lauded for rapidly slowing the spread of the virus when the pandemic first broke out but the numbers have been climbing rapidly.

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