Premier League Has Six Positive COVID-19 Cases Out Of 748 Tests

Premier League Has Six Positive COVID-19 Cases Out Of 748 Tests

Premier League Has Six Positive COVID-19 Cases Out Of 748 Tests

A relaxation of national lockdown regulations is only now allowing non-contact training to resume, with a maximum of five players working together for up to 75 minutes a day at training facilities.

Tests are due to take place twice a week, with 40 tests being carried out at each club in each session.

Burnley FC said assistant manager Ian Woan had tested positive.

Asked about his reaction to learning clubs would be allowed to train again, Klopp said: "I was over the moon".

Training will then be stepped up to full contact with the aim of resuming the season by the middle of next month.

According to The Telegraph, protocol for contact training and matches were being finalised on Wednesday and will soon be shared with clubs.

Masters says no further discussions were held regarding curtailing the season, which was formally raised for the first time last week.

Three of those cases came at Watford, where club captain Troy Deeney has been vocal in his stance against a return to football at present, the forward insisting he will not return to training over fears for the health and welfare of his family.

"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency", it said in a statement.

However, unlike the German League which returned to the center stage last weekend, the English topflight is still deliberating when exactly football will return.

Players can not eat together at the training ground, for example, must travel alone and take their kit home for it to be washed.

Other protocols could see the disinfecting of training equipment, such as playing surfaces, balls, and goalposts.

Watford announced late Tuesday that three people, including one player, had tested positive for the virus and all three would self-isolate for seven days in line with league guidelines. "I hope we can sort this out", Dowden said.

"I'm sure everyone will be delighted that we're trying to make that effort". Pearson also expressed his concern at the effect of football coming back too early. The UK now has the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, with more than 34,000 fatalities attributed to COVID-19.

"That creates an opportunity for us to be able to get some sport, some Premier League free-to-air", he said. What we don't want to do is continually move that start date.

The league was suspended in March because of the pandemic with nine rounds remaining in the season, or 92 fixtures.

It had also been initially proposed that matches could be played at neutral grounds, but a number of clubs had voiced opposition to this suggestion.

"There will come a point when next season becomes hard to schedule".

"Normal life as we have known it is still clearly a long way off and the path to get there is a narrow one".

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