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2 Beşiktaş players test positive for coronavirus after football leagues restart

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İstanbul’s Beşiktaş football club announced Wednesday that two players tested positive for coronavirus following the restart of matches in mid-June.

“All players, technical staff and club employees were tested for the virus at the BJK Nevzat Demir training facility on Wednesday, June 24. Two footballers tested positive for COVID-19, according to the results,” the club said in a written statement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

It said treatment has started for the players, whose names were not disclosed.

The first game after the virus outbreak pause was played on June 15 despite slight criticism from the footballers and coaches for restarting the league too early.

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