Montpellier striker Delort confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

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The 28-year-old forward confirmed the diagnosis on social media while assuring that he would be back soon

Algerian international and Montpellier star Andy Delort has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid-19, after Ligue 1 said earlier on Tuesday that they had new positive test results.Delort announced the diagnosis in a statement on Twitter, saying, “I tested positive for Covid.

“I will come back as soon as possible. I’m fine. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. “

The 28-year-old, a regular at his top French side last season, is expected to self-isolate immediately in the hope of recovering in time.

In the wake of the result, Montpellier coach Michel Der Zakarian canceled training on Wednesday morning, while the club’s friendly match against Metz on Saturday was canceled.

The positive tests on Tuesday forced the French league to postpone the opening match for the 2020-21 season, which was scheduled to take place between Olympique de Marseille and Saint-Etienne on Friday.

“In view of the medical results communicated by Marseille on Tuesday, the national Covid commission told the LFP competitions commission that the virus was circulating within the Marseille club and proposed the postponement of the match”, reads in a press release of the Professional Football League. .

“According to the match organization protocol, the LFP competitions commission has decided to postpone the match to Wednesday September 16 or Thursday September 17, 2020, subject to changes in health conditions in Marseille.

“The final date will be determined in agreement with the match broadcaster. ”

Meanwhile, Olympique de Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas called for support for players infected with the coronavirus.

“Unfortunately, we live this week between some anxiety and some bad news,” he told media.

“The pandemic which stubbornly continues to scare and affect so many families has ended up knocking on our door. ”

“Now is the time to be careful and support others and at the same time to have hope for the times to come. ”

The Nîmes team will be tested again on Thursday morning, the results to be announced the same day.

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