Tuesday afternoon, the league published its new figures, which revealed that 28 came back positive for Covid-19 out of 1,311 players and club employees screened between Dec. 28 and 31.
There were a further 12 positive results in tests on 984 players and staff performed between Jan. 1 and Jan. 3, the league said. Tottenham’s home game against Fulham was one of the postponed matches (Steve Parsons/PA) It is believed that the majority of the positive results apply to the three postponed matches involving Manchester City and Fulham in that period. Fulham’s matches on Dec. 30 and Jan. 3 against Tottenham and Burnley, respectively, have had to be postponed. For 10 days, all players who have tested positive will have to separate themselves. It is understood that a smaller group of players and personnel than normal were involved in the second round of training, since it took place on a weekend where several teams were involved in matches. “With a small number of positive tests at the overwhelming majority of clubs, the league continues to have confidence in its Covid 19 protocols, which are fully supported by the government, to ensure matches can be played as planned,” the statement said. Following the announcement of a new national ban on Monday night, the league is believed to have held talks with Culture Minister Oliver Dowden, in which the minister expressed his support for the steps being taken and gave his support for continuing top-level sport. The PA news agency understands that there are ongoing negotiations between clubs and the league about ways to further tighten protocols. Perhaps many people have done the same thing. Judging others is simple.