ANKARA

Besiktas began training in modified groups Tuesday, the Turkish Super Lig club announced on its website.

“Our football team that stopped working as a team due to COVID-19 pandemic after performing its last work at the BJK Nevzat Demir facilities on March 19, started working in groups in accordance with the social distance rules,” it said.

Gokhan Gonul, Caner Erkin, Necip Uysal, Guven Yalcin, Tyler Boyd, and Utku Yuvakuran participated in the training. Ridvan Yilmaz, who was given dispensation, also practiced.

The team will continue on May 6 at the facility.

Sporting events across Turkey were suspended March 19 to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Turkey has registered 3,520 deaths from the virus, while 73,285 patients have recovered. To date, it has registered 129,491 diagnosed cases.

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