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Flamengo manager Jorge Jesus tests positive for coronavirus

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Brazilian football club, Flamengo have confirmed that manager Jorge Jesus has tested positive for coronavirus, while doctors perform a second confirmatory test.

The 65-year-old Portuguese and former Benfica coach underwent testing on Monday and was given a ‘weak or inconclusive’ positive result for COVID-19.

“It’s true that my test came up positive and it’s also true that I feel normal,” the Portuguese coach said on Instagram.

“I feel exactly the same today as I felt a month, a year, two, three years ago. I have no symptoms but the test was positive.”

“I am going to stay under quarantine. I think that in a week or two, God willing, I’ll be back to normal.”

A club statement read: ‘Clube de Regatas do Flamengo informs that the tests to detect the presence of Covid-19 in athletes, coaching staff and employees of the football department were concluded this Monday afternoon (16).

”The club reports that coach Jorge Jesus performed the first test for Covid-19 and the result was a weak or inconclusive positive. The result is being checked.

‘The coach is under the care of Flamengo’s medical department and is presently stable. The board reiterates its commitment to health and safety during the Coronavirus pandemic and has suspended all training for the first team and youth teams for at least a week.

‘Athletes, members of the football department and coaching staff tested negative for Covid-19. It is worth mentioning that the football department will follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health during the Coronavirus pandemic.’

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