Orenburg said last week that six players and two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. It's the first time a team forfeited a game since the Russian league resumed on June 19 amid the pandemic. Other teams have had confirmed or suspected virus cases but weren't sanctioned in the same way.
Dynamo Moscow was granted a postponement for an earlier game against Krasnodar. Another club, FC Rostov, was denied a postponement by its opponent, FC Sochi, after a suspected outbreak and instead sent a team of youth and academy players who lost 10-1.
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