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19.01.2021 Football News

Portuguese club record 17 Covid-19 cases

By Reuters
Portuguese club record 17 Covid-19 cases
LISTEN JAN 19, 2021

Portuguese football club Benfica reported a mass Covid-19 outbreak on Tuesday, announcing that 17 people from their playing squad, coaching staff and general staff had tested positive.

The Lisbon side said in a statement on its official website that it would consult the national department of health over whether it should play matches within the next two weeks in the interests of public safety and the health of its players.

Benfica, who are third in the Portuguese top-flight, are due to play a league cup semi-final against Braga on Wednesday.

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