All FC Basel players are in quarantine after a corona case in the team. A relaxation of the measure before the end of the 10 days is hardly conceivable.
Almost 3 hours before kick-off, the match between the bottom of the Super League, Zurich and Basel, was canceled. The game should have taken place in Letzigrund.
According to the canton doctor of Basel-Stadt, Thomas Steffen, those responsible received the message on Sunday lunchtime that there would be a positive corona test within the team. “The current situation requires that a large part of the professional team and the staff must remain in quarantine for 10 days,” said the doctor SRF Sport out.
The isolation could possibly be lifted earlier only for individual persons. The reason for the drastic precautionary measure is that the affected player had close and long contact with his teammates during his infectious time.
Due to the ordered 10-day quarantine, canton doctor Steffen also puts a big question mark behind the scheduled implementation of the FC Basel vs. Lausanne next Sunday, October 25th. Catch-up or alternative dates are not yet known.
More and more cases
The increasing spread of the virus in the population is proving to be a major problem for Swiss team sports.
FC Basel recently reported the positive case of its midfielder Samuele Campo, and the Young Boys’ defenders Ulisses Garcia and Ali Camara – he during a test match abroad – have also been infected in recent days.