All Chinese Super League (CSL) players have tested negative for Coronavirus as the season prepares to kick start on Saturday.
The league campaign will commence after a five-month delay from the scheduled start, state news agency Xinhua reported.
A total of 1,870 individuals from the tournament’s two hubs – Suzhou near Shanghai and Dalian in the northeast of China – have undergone medical checks.
None of them tested positive for Coronavirus the worldwide pandemic that caused football across the globe to be at standstill for a period of time as per reports.
Players and officials from all 16 participating clubs will be camped in a hotel and parts of the stadiums while tests will be carried out once a week during the tournament, the report added.
The Chinese Super League was scheduled to start in February 22 but was postponed as a result of the widespread of Covid-19.
Teams will play a round robin with the top four qualifying for an eight-team ‘championship’ stage and the bottom four from each group going into a ‘relegation’ phase.