Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club, also known as WAC Casablanca, announced on Wednesday that five of its players and technical staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
The club revealed that the tests undergone by its members showed five infections,while also reassuring its fans that the health status of the infected members are stable.
“The club will continue their treatment according to the protocol approved by the Ministry of Health and the rest of the team will undergo another medical examination to determine their health condition,” WAC said.
WAC stressed, since the emergence of new cases of coronavirus within the club, that all measures and precautions recommended by the health services have been taken, in particular by subjecting the team to medical confinement in a Casablanca hotel.
The new COVID-19 infections among Wydad of Casablanca’s members comes a week after the club confirmed five other infections among members and players of the team.
The positive screening tests urged Wydad to postpone its match against FAR.
Several other football clubs also announced infections among players, including Ittihad Tanger, which recorded 23 COVID-19 infections.
In late July, Morocco became the first major African football nation to resume league football, ending a four-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.