Parma Quarantine is looking forward to returning two players to team training

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Changed 17 May 2020, 03:50 IST

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The club confirmed on Saturday that the two Parma players have started a period of isolation after a positive test for COVID-19.

In a statement posted on their website, Parma revealed that they tested about 60 people at the club, including players and technical staff, before returning to group training on Monday.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti has given the green light to clubs to resume team training after this weekend early on Saturday, but the pair will have to continue working alone after the test results are positive.

The statement read: “At the end of the tests, all members of the team tested negative for two swabs for the COVID-19 operated within 24 hours, with only the first two positive for the player and the second negative for two.

“The players are in both physical and in poor condition, but they were immediately disconnected and the club will monitor them regularly.”

Coronavirus has been out of action in Serie A since Sassuolo’s 3-0 win over Brescia in March due to an epidemic.

The league and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have not yet agreed on the medical protocols set by the government for the return of the competition.

The Department of Health wants the entire team to be separated for 14 days if any player takes a positive test, and clubs and leagues believe that such a resumption would be unreasonable and would be seen in situations where only the person in question is isolated.

Restoration of 13th June has been suggested to be limited to 13th June with inter-regional movement.