Manchester City and Fulham Premier League’s majority of positive tests express ‘faith in their Covid protocols’
In two rounds of Premier League tests in late December and early January, forty positive cases of coronavirus were found, it has now been announced. The league reported Tuesday afternoon, 1,311 players and club personnel screened between Dec. 28 and Dec. 31 tested positive for Covid-19 in 28 cases.
For 10 days, all those who tested positive will have to separate themselves. Elite games will proceed, but all grassroots sports in England will be suspended. Read more After tests on 984 players and staff, 12 more positive sports were identified in the next round of testing. A smaller group of players and staff than normal were included in the second round of training, since it took place on a weekend where several teams were participating in matches. The bulk of the positive outcomes in both rounds of tests are believed to have been related to the three postponed matches between Manchester City and Fulham.
Because of an outbreak at the Manchester club, City’s match against Everton on Dec. 28 was postponed, while Fulham’s matches against Tottenham and Burnley on Dec. 30 and Jan. 3, respectively, had to be rescheduled as well. The league continues to have confidence in its Covid 19 protocols, which are fully supported by the government, given the low number of positive tests at the vast majority of clubs, so matches can go ahead as expected,”Given the low 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, so matches can go ahead as planned,” It is assumed that the government minister has given his support to proceed with the top-level sport. In addition, talks are underway between the top 20 clubs and the league on how procedures in common areas such as training grounds and pre-match accommodation can be further tightened.