By Trevor Makonyonga
Three Bulawayo City Football Club players have gone into self-isolation after they positive for Covid-19.
This comes after tests were done by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) said in preparation for the resumption of football training.
The club’s players, technical members and support staff were tested last Thursday.
In a statement, Bulawayo City confirmed this.
“Bulawayo City Football Club players and staffers undertook PCR testing on Thursday, 15 October 2020. From the on-going exercise we are reliably informed by the City Department of Health Services, that three tested positive and have been secured.”
The club did not disclose names of the affected players.
“In line with public health information data protection, and data privacy having been taken into consideration, we await receipt of the official Test results, we therefore are unable to disclose the names of the affected individuals. We have encouraged affected individuals to follow local protocols by self-isolating and working with health officials.
“As Bulawayo City Football Club players remain at the centre of what we do, and stand for as a Club. We shall continue to practice Covid-19 protocols as guided by PSL regulations and emphasize mask wearing at all times, social distancing, washing of hands with soap and alcohol based detergents at our premises. The Club as a precautionary measure has decided to send secretariat staff on self-isolation and they will work from home with immediate effect.”
The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) recently gave the national teams and PSL teams the greenlight to resume training on condition that they met the stipulated Covid-19 regulations.