This Friday, League of Quito disclosed that eight people from the club tested positive for COVID-19. The whole of the Ecuadorian capital reported that it is two players, the same number of coaching staff and three employees from the institution that carried out the tests a week ago, according to biosafety protocols.
Thus, Liga was forced to cancel the friendly match against Aucas scheduled for this Saturday and in which the physical condition of the squad was going to be evaluated. Given this, the club carried out rapid tests on all its staff and the results were negative.
For now, the schedule of preparation matches for the possible return of football in Ecuador has another clash between Liga de Quito and Independiente del Valle on August 5. We will have to wait if it is also canceled.
In Ecuador, as in most of the world, soccer stopped in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The resumption of activity was scheduled for the end of July, but given the increase in cases it was postponed to mid-August.
Regarding your participation in Libertadores, the team led by Pablo Repetto integrates the Group D and he will have to visit Deportivo Binacional de Perú on September 15, receive Sao Paulo on the 22nd of the same month, and on the 29th, again, Binacional, closing his participation on October 20 against River, in Núñez.