4 Russian Premier League players sent to isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

4 players of Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

4 Lokomotiv Moscow players test positive for coronavirus (Reuters)


  • 4 Russian Premier League players tested positive for the novel coronavirus
  • The players are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus as of yet
  • Lokomotiv are currently second in Russia’s top-flight league

Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow said on Thursday that four of its players had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The four – Dmitry Barinov, Anton Kochenkov, Timur Suleimanov and Roman Tugarev – are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus, which causes the Covid-19 acute respiratory illness, and are at home in self-isolation, the club said.

The players’ diagnosis comes after Jefferson Farfan, a Lokomotiv Moscow forward, tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

The rest of the club on Thursday travelled to a training base outside Moscow to prepare for the resumption of Russian Premier League matches on June 21, the club said.

Lokomotiv are currently second in Russia’s top-flight league.

Russia as of Thursday had recorded 379,051 coronavirus cases and 4,142 deaths.

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