Corona virus tests were conducted in China for local soccer league participants, among players, coaches, and personnel in the technical staff, all of which were negative, which allowed the authorities to give the green light to kick off the league this weekend. </p><div> <p>After all competitors were subjected to screening tests <a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/20200721-فيروس-كورونا-تجارب-على-لقاح-صيني-في-مدينة-ساو-باولو-البرازيلية" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Corona Virus</strong></a> The result was all negative, given the Chinese authorities the green light for the launch of the domestic soccer league this weekend as scheduled.
The Chinese Super League said that 1,870 people, including players, coaches and members of the technical staff, had undergone “Covid-19” examinations after joining the two collective camps dedicated to completing the season. The association confirmed that all test results were “negative”.
Quoting the official Xinhua news agency, the players will be tested on a weekly basis during the season.
And entered the personnel of the 16 clubs from the beginning of the week, in complete isolation in the cities of Dalian (northeast) and Suzhou, near Shanghai (east), in preparation for the start of the season this Saturday.
The movement of players, coaches and all concerned will be restricted, as they will be required to stay in the hotel if they are not in matches or training sessions. As part of the measures taken to create a safe “bubble”, no one will be allowed to see his family, and all teams will stay in one hotel in each of the two cities.
All matches will be played without an audience. The season was postponed due to an outbreak of the virus, after it would have taken place in February.
At the start of the season, there is a match between defending champion Gwangju Evergrande, coached by Italian Fabio Cannavaro, with cup holders Shanghai Xinhua in Dalian, and another between Wuhan Zal and Qingdao Huanghai in Suzhou.
France 24 / AFP