Portugal soccer players test positive for Omicron, local transmission suspected

Nov 29, 2021

At least 13 professional soccer players are among Portugal’s first cases of the troubling new Omicron variant after just one of them traveled to South Africa, according to health officials.

The COVID-19 infections of players and staff at Belenenses SAD emerged after the Lisbon side was unable to field a full team of 11 players for Saturday’s game against local rivals Benfica.

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