Covid-19: Completion of Swiss Super League threatened

Like many European countries, Switzerland bent the curve, reducing the number of new Covid-19 cases that hit a high of almost 1,500 a day in March to single-digit daily numbers in June.

By since the end of last month, the numbers have been climbing, hitting a new high of 220 new cases on July 2.

The latest Covid-19 outbreak threatens the completion of the Swiss Super League, where FC Zurich’s matches on Saturday against Sion and Tuesday at Basel have been postponed.

The move follows an initial positive test on Kosovan-Swiss defender Mirlind Kryeziu on Friday and an undisclosed number of more cases among players and staff, who are now  quarantined.

The Swiss league was late to restart, leaving it with seven weekends and six midweek dates to complete the season by UEFA’s Aug. 2 deadline to complete domestic seasons and determine European places for the 2020-21 season.

FC Zurich is in fifth place, two points behind Servette in the battle for fourth place and a Europa League berth.

In the second-tier Challenge League, second-place Grasshopper, had its match on Friday postponed due to a player's positive test.
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