Referee in charge of friendly tests positive
Ħamrun Spartans have announced that they have suspended their training sessions as a precautionary measure after the referee who took charge of Friday’s friendly against Żejtun Corinthians tested positive for COVID-19.
The Reds faced Premier League newcomers Żejtun Corinthians in a friendly match at the Tedesco Stadium behind closed doors, with the latter coming out on top 2-0.
Both clubs issued statements saying that they have decided to stop all training sessions until all players and members of the technical staff undergo COVID-19 tests.
“We would like to inform our supporters that one of the match officials during our last friendly match on Friday proved positive to Covid-19 test,” the Spartans said in a statement.
“As a precautionary measure, all training sessions have been suspended till Wednesday, whilst all dressing rooms have been fumigated. Furthermore, all players and technical staff are being submitted for tests in the coming hours.
“It is to be noted, that after almost 72 hours from the game none of our players and members of the technical staff reported any symptoms.
“It must be said that the Club is following all internal and MFA Covid-19 protocols and following the advice of the Health Authorities.”