At least six of English Premier League (EPL) players have tested positive to coronavirus just hours into the resumption of small group training. Two staffs and one player at Watford and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan are among the six people to test positive to coronavirus in the English Premier League (EPL).
The remaining two people are in another club which details of the club is not yet been revealed. All the players and staff who have tested positive are presently in self-isolate for the next seven days. This news came as English Premier League clubs started the non-contact training on Tuesday, as the Premier League steps up plans for a June 12 restart.
The English Premier League (EPL) tested a total of 748 players and staff from 19 different clubs with Norwich City being the first to get tested. Watford confirmed that one of their player and two members of staff had tested positive but they would not be naming those involved as they had asked for medical confidentiality.
Before the news about Watford’s positive tests emerged, captain Troy Deeney said he would not return to training because of the health of his family members. “We’re due back in this week. I’ve said I’m not going in,” the 31-year-old attacker said to news via YouTube show.
According Burnley, they said Woan was “asymptomatic” and “currently safe and well at home”. “He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus,” the club added.
The English Premier League (EPL) which has been in suspension since 13th of March because of the coronavirus pandemic has 92 games left to play before the completion of the league with Liverpool topping with over 15 points.
The English Premier League (EPL) are looking at 12 June for matches to possibly start again, but there is now an expectation this will need to be pushed back. A statement was released recently and it says: “The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.” “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing,” the statement further stated.