Düsseldorf quarantine lifted after COVID-19 cases

Fortuna Düsseldorf announced on Sunday that the majority of their players had been released from quarantine after Nana Ampomah and David Kownacki had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The entire team had been told to isolate after the cases were confirmed, however the club said in a statement that only a handful of players – had to remain in quarantine “due to the extensive contact tracking of the health department and a functioning hygiene concept from Fortuna.”

Ampomah and Kownacki are confirmed by local reports as the players that tested positive, whilst Emmanuel Iyoha, Jakub Piotrowski and Kelvin Ofori will have to remain in quarantine due to close contact with the pair.

The players had been involved in a match against TSV Meerbusch earlier on Friday. The results had reportedly been delayed due to high demand caused by the Europa League matches being played in the area at the moment.

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Those who have been released from quarantine will be tested again on Monday before the team is allowed to resume training on Tuesday. The scheduled friendly against Wehen Wiesbaden, that had been due to take place then, has been cancelled.

Dr. Ulf Blecker, the team doctor, expressed his gratitude to the city’s health department who had been “able to identify who is and who is not the so-called ‘contact person 1’ through quick and conscientious contact tracking.”

“We are now in a very close exchange with the health department,” he continued, “and will be monitoring the situation in great detail and conscientiously.”

The club also confirmed on Sunday that Kaan Ayhan had agreed a move to Serie A side US Sassuolo. The defender leaves after four years at the club, during which time he made over 100 appearances. The two clubs had previously disagreed over the release clause fee.

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