Fenerbahçe players sent to hospital for coronavirus tests

Players and staff of Turkey's Beko basketball team have been showing , the club announced on Saturday. "Coronavirus symptoms were detected in some of our and staff during routine checks," the club said in a statement.

Fenerbahçe and staff members showing coronavirus symptoms have been sent to hospital for tests, the Turkish team said on Saturday.

Turkey was among the last countries to suspend its sports leagues, taking the decision on Thursday amid growing pressure from clubs, players and coaches. Turkey had come under international pressure to postpone competitions after the vast majority of European soccer leagues, and others globally, shut down.

The death toll in Turkey due to the coronavirus rose to nine on Friday, and the number of confirmed cases has surged since the first case was announced last week, reaching 670.

basketball team played Tofaş on March 15 and Istanbul rivals Beşiktaş on March 8.

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