Premier League Confirms Six Positive Coronavirus Tests
Six Premier League players and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the English soccer league’s move to restart action in mid-June.
On Monday the league allowed teams to restart training in small groups ahead of a move to full training taking place in phase two of the process to get the league back up and running in a matter of weeks.
The German Bundesliga is already back in action and is being used as a useful example of how soccer, and other major sporting events, can run with as few people as possible present in stadiums.
19 teams have undergone tests with 748 having tested positive with three having been confirmed at Watford, including a player. Burnley’s assistant manager Ian Woan is another among those six who have tested positive for the virus.
Soccer in England came to a grinding halt on March 13th and there is a push to finish the Premier League season so as to avoid massive financial ramifications on not doing so, though the likes of the French Ligue 1 and Belgian and Dutch leagues all opting to simply end their leagues as they stood when they were suspended.
Liverpool are of course some way clear at the top of the Premier League and hopeful of securing their first domestic title in 30 years and a number of other sides are of course fighting for Champions and Europa League qualification as well as relegation matters.
A return to action in Mid-June seems plausible though there may be a number of matters, including testing, that must first be overcome.