A first positive case of Covid-19 has been detected within the workforce of the Ovalie club Montluçon, this Wednesday, September 30. This is one of the players of the first team (whose identity the CMO did not wish to communicate). “It was tested within the framework of a cluster which declared itself in his personal environment”, indicates Dominique Héritier, coach of the rugby team which evolves in Federal 3.
Fifty-five people are due to be tested this Monday
The club was able to determine that fifty-five people, players and team members have been in contact with him. The latter must be tested this Monday, October 5 by the Maymat laboratory in the stadium of La Loue. The results of the screenings will be known the next day.
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This player was with us last weekend, during the match against Pithiviers. We warned them, as did the bus drivers.
Didier Pszonak, co-president of the Ovalie club of Montluçon
For now, the club, which has sixty-eight licensees, is not subject to any particular health protocol. “We asked the players to be careful, to wear the mask, to avoid contact and there will be no training this week,” said the coach. The club having no match scheduled this weekend, its schedule is not impacted by this first positive case of the coronavirus.
The training center remains operational
Only the OCM training center remains operational during this period, “no young person or educator having been in contact with the infected player,” adds Didier Pszonak. We are awaiting the results of the tests and we will see how things go afterwards ”.
The player detected positive for Covid also a student at the Paul-Constans high school in Montluçon
The player tested positive is also a student in preparatory class for the grandes écoles at the Paul-Constans high school in Montluçon, “The reception of the first and second year science CPGE classes is suspended from Thursday, October 1”, indicates a press release from the Allier prefecture, published on the evening of Wednesday, September 30.
“Distance learning courses will be provided from that date”, while “students in this section will be offered to be tested,” said the same press release. In addition, the pupils concerned “will remain at home until the end of the necessary isolation period”.