COVID positive cases among players, staff

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 6, 2021

The English Premier League says there were 40 positive cases of the coronavirus among players and club staff following two rounds of tests last week.

In a statement, the Premier League said 28 tested positive from 1,311 tested between December 28 and December 31, with a further 12 positives from 984 players and staff who underwent tests from January 1 to January 3.

The Premier League agreed to pay rebates totalling £330million to domestic broadcasters alone previous year as a result of the three-month suspension triggered by the initial lockdown, and mass postponements this season would lead to further financial penalties.

City's match against Everton on 28 December was called off because of an outbreak at the Manchester club, while Fulham's games against Tottenham and Burnley on 30 December and 3 January respectively have also had to be rescheduled.

It is understood the bulk of the positives relate to the three postponed fixtures over the period involving Manchester City and Fulham.

Despite this impact, the Premier League said it would press on with the season as intended.

The Tier Four restrictions had already meant the postponement of 17 of last Sunday's 18 scheduled Women's FA Cup ties and it is now not clear when the other ties will be able to be played.

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce has been among that group, saying last week: "I'm very concerned for myself and football in general".

It said players or club staff must self-isolate for 10 days after a positive test.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE