Atletico Madrid players could resume training on Friday as Spain continues to make progress in easing COVID-19 lockdown measures based on reports by the Spanish media.
The prime minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, last week outlined a four-phase plan to ensure that the country moves past the quarantine phase. Speaking about the plans for the first phase, he said:
“Professional sportspeople will be able to train individually from May 4.”
The phase which is set to begin as early as May 11 will see training conducted in small groups. Due to the recent development, a report by Marca claims that Atletico players are expected to return to the club’s training complex for individual training routines from Friday.
Players will undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday and once results return after a day or two, they’ll be permitted to train if they are perfectly healthy.
Although Diego Simeone is also expected to return on Friday, a good number of his backroom staff will not be present due to measures that will be taken to limit the number of personnel at the complex.
Spain is one of the nations that have suffered major COVID-19 crisis with over 247,000 cases recorded with over 25,000 deaths. Meanwhile, more than 148,000 people have made full recoveries.