Second Genoa player tests positive for COVID-19

Lasse Schone was found to be positive after the Genoa squad underwent a second round of swab tests on Saturday, and he has gone into self-isolation.

Lasse Schone

Genoa midfielder Lasse Schone has tested positive for COVID-19.   -  Getty Images

Genoa midfielder Lasse Schone has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after his teammate Mattia Perin contracted the virus ahead of the side's Serie A trip to Napoli on Sunday.

Denmark international Schone was found to be positive after the Genoa squad underwent a second round of swab tests on Saturday, and he has gone into self-isolation.

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The rest of the Genoa squad were negative and travelled on Sunday morning, after the club postponed its charter flight from Saturday afternoon and spent the night in a hotel to reduce the risk of infection.

Perin's positive test led to Serie A announcing on Saturday that the kick-off of the league match at the San Paolo stadium would be moved to 6pm local time (4pm GMT) instead of 3pm.

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