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Nine Kwara United officials test positive for coronavirus

The Kwara State COVID-19 team recently conducted tests for all the players and staff of the club

• September 26, 2020
Kwara United
Kwara United team used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Daily Trust]

Nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the novel coronavirus, NAN reports.

An official of the Kwara state technical committee on COVID-19, who spoke under conditions of anonymity revealed this in an interview with NAN on Friday in Ilorin.

The official told NAN that among the 45 people tested in the club, nine of them had returned positive. The source could however not confirm the identity or roles of those who tested positive at the club.

The source could not confirm as at the time of filing this report if they are in the state’s isolation centre already but he, however, said that whoever is without symptoms is no longer admitted.

“We are winding down, we only admit those with symptoms, so if you do not have symptoms, we allow you to stay at home and recuperate,” the source said.

He also said he could not confirm if any of the positive cases in Kwara United was with symptom or not because he did not know them.

The Kwara State COVID-19 team recently conducted tests for all the players and staff of the club at their office at the Kwara Stadium complex.

The exercise was among other requirements by the league management company for teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League to take part in the 2020/2021 season.

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