Turkish Super Lig: Besiktas coach Sergen Yalcin tests positive for coronavirus
Besiktas coach tests positive for coronavirus before Trabzonspor game
- Sep 13, 2020
Sergen Yalcin was tested ahead of Sunday's game at Trabzonspor in the opening round of Turkey's Super League.
Besiktas coach Sergen Yalcin. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYalcin was tested ahead of game at TrabzonsporYalcin did not show any symptoms and would isolateBesiktas is one of the top soccer teams in Turkey
The coach of Turkish soccer team Besiktas has tested positive for coronavirus, a club official said on Saturday, a day after the first game in the main league's new season.
Sergen Yalcin tested positive as part of routine tests conducted ahead of a match on Sunday with Trabzonspor, Tekin Kerem Ulku, the team's health board coordinator, said.
Yalcin did not show any symptoms and would isolate himself in line with the health ministry guidelines, he added.
Daily coronavirus cases and deaths in Turkey have jumped to their highest since mid-May when lockdowns were in place.
The government has said it does not plan to reintroduce a full lockdown but has urged Turks to follow social distancing and hygiene measures, making the wearing of masks mandatory.
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