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Covid-19 Spreads Further At Naturena

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that five more members of their staff tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of positive cases to 36.

The Glamour Boys confirmed on Tuesday that they will not be able to honour a second DStv Premiership fixture after already not facing Cape Town City on Saturday.

The club now explained that a further five people of the club’s staff – without indicating whether it’s players or other personnel – have tested positive at Naturena.

As a consequence, the club’s leadership have decided not to travel to Durban for Wednesday’s match against Golden Arrows.

“In a concerted effort to restore the Village to an environment safe enough to be re-opened as soon as reasonably possible, the Club performed more Covid-19 tests on the available senior and junior teams’ players, members of the technical team and support staff on Monday morning,” the club explained.

“Sadly, the test results revealed that the outbreak of Covid-19 that initially motivated Kaizer Chiefs to put in a request for postponement of matches had spread further within the camp – with five more people testing positive for the virus, bringing the number of reported cases in the last few days with the Club to 36.

“The increase in positive cases does not come as a huge surprise to the Chiefs medical team given the high number of infections already detected within the Club, a situation that led to the immediate suspension of activities at the Village for several days, in accordance with the NICD and Department of Health protocol. 

Kaizer Chiefs Physician, Dr. Hashendra Ramjee explained the club’s stance as follows: “This shows us why it was important for the team to temporarily avoid playing or interacting with others as this could potentially cause the virus to spread beyond the Club – which is an undesirable situation for all involved.

“t is our responsibility to try to contain the outbreak as much as we can and save lives as players and staff have to go back to their families on a daily basis.”

The PSL are yet to publicly comment on Chiefs Covid-19 crisis.

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