Hellas Verona-Juve match to go ahead despite COVID-19 case

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(Reuters) - Hellas Verona's home game against Juventus in Serie A will go ahead on Saturday after a positive COVID-19 test for a member of their 'squad group' cast doubt on the match before a subsequent round of tests for the players returned negative results.

The club announced the positive test before the two sides are due to meet at the Stadio Bentegodi at 8:45pm local time.

"Hellas Verona FC announces that a member of the so-called 'squad group' has tested positive for COVID-19," a club statement said. "The entire 'squad group' will follow the procedures set out in the health protocol."

The club added in a later statement https://hellasverona.it/it/news/nota-del-club-tutti-negativi-nella-seconda-tornata-di-test-diagnostici that other members of the 'team group' had further tests, which showed negative results for all, meaning the match will kick off as planned.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie and Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Ken Ferris)