Three more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Marseille on Tuesday.

This development occurred after following the report of five players last week, AFP reports.

According to a statement by the French football giants Marseille, it was disclosed that, “Marseille has just learned that three new suspected cases of COVID-19 have been detected in its professional squad,”

Marseille, also added that it had notified the French league about the new infections.

Moreover, it led to the cancellation of what would have been the Ligue 1 season opener last Friday because of the five existing coronavirus cases.

On the health status of the affected players the club also disclosed that, the five players already infected, whose names have not been divulged, are all asymptomatic.