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Đà Nẵng football team on high alert for coronavirus

Update: February, 06/2020 - 10:53


SHB Đà Nẵng squad pose for photo before a match in the national football championship, V.League1. All players was on strict medical check as the team were cautions on Coronavirus infection. Photo courtesy of SHB Đà Nẵng  

ĐÀ NẴNG — Body temperature checks and random health tests have been used at SHB Đà Nẵng football team’s training centre in recent weeks as well as security precautions to prevent possible coronavirus infections.

Director of the team Bùi Xuân Hòa spoke to Việt Nam News at the team’s training session at Hòa Xuân Stadium yesterday and said every player, coach board and team official has had their health strictly checked.

Hòa said the team’s doctors had warned over the outbreak of the deadly disease that originated in Wuhan, China last month.

“All players and coaches were warned not to attend mass gatherings or crowded festivals before Tết (Lunar New Year). Both junior and senior teams – who started training after Tết holidays – were told not to receive visitors at the teams’ camp,” Hòa said.

“Any visitor must be closely watched by the medical team or undergo a body temperature check at the team’s training centre. Health checks are reported to the team’s management every training day to eliminate possible cases related to the coronavirus,” he added.

He said face masks must be used by all team members, even kitchen staff and cleaners.

The team director said the team's foreign players did not return to their homelands during the holidays.

The start of the V.League 1 season has been delayed due to the epidemic, with the 21 February kickoff postponed to potentially February 29 or March 7.

SHB Đà Nẵng struggled in 2018-19, finishing the season in 10th place.

They have won the championship three times in 1992, 2009, 2012, as well as two national cups. — VNS

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