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Coronavirus: Teen with virus went football training with dozens of teammates (Updated)


The 16-year-old boy from Larnaca who tested positive for coronavirus and went football training with 45 teammates when he was meant to be self-isolating is an academy player at Aek Larnaca, a club statement confirmed on Friday.

“All training for our under-17 and under-19 teams have been suspended with immediate effect,” the statement said.

“The players who are part of these teams will all be tested on Friday and will not resume training until the results are out.”

Aek Larnaca also confirmed that all premises at the club will be thoroughly disinfected and said it would release another statement when the results of the tests are known.

The 16-year-old tested positive on August 7. Two negative tests are needed to leave quarantine and he took one test on August 21 and a second on August 24.

Before being informed about the result of the second test, the 16-year-old took part in two football matches on August 25 and 26 and when the result came on August 27 it was found to be positive.

Police spokesperson Christos Andreou has confirmed a criminal investigation into the case has been launched.

The 16-year-old’s 45 teammates, all minors, their families and six coaches are all currently in self-isolation.





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