Watford defender Adrian Mariappa has admitted that he has coronavirus he said; he is one of three people who tested positive for coronavirus at the club. On Tuesday, it was announced that at least six people have tested positive to coronavirus on tests across three Premier League clubs
Adrian Mariappa is one of the two staff at Watford who have tested positive to the coronavirus. Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan also tested positive, while the two others at a third club have not yet been revealed.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante missed training over coronavirus fears, with the backing of his manager Frank Lampard. Kante’s decision to train at home follows a similar stance by Watford captain Troy Deeney and several of his team-mates.
France midfielder Kante returned to Chelsea’s first day of restricted phase one training on Tuesday after a negative coronavirus test, but was given compassionate leave on Wednesday. The Watford player responding to treatment and he said ‘I feel fit as ever.’
The 33-year-old defender also said: “It was a big surprise because I haven’t really left the house,” when tested positive to coronavirus. “Apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids, I’ve mainly just been homeschooling and keeping fit.
“My lifestyle is very quiet, certainly no parties or going out or anything, so I really don’t know how I got it.” The Jamaica and Watford player said he has had no symptoms and felt “as fit as ever”.
He added: “It’s quite scary how you can feel absolutely fine and not really have left the house, and yet still get the virus. “If it wasn’t for the fact I had gone back to training and had this test, then I’d never have found out that I had the virus and I would just be getting on with things as normal. That’s obviously quite a strange thought.”
Some players at Watford even before the positive tests result had said they will not resume training with other clubs because of the fear of coronavirus. Troy Deeney is one of the Watford players to say he will not resume training with others, the player said he fears for the health of his family member especially his 10-year-old son.