Two more positive cases after second round of PL testing

Two positive cases at two clubs from 996 tests

Last Updated: 23/05/20 9:48pm

Two people from two Premier League clubs have tested positive for coronavirus after the second batch of testing.

Players and staff at Premier League clubs across the country received the results of their second round of coronavirus tests on Saturday after they were carried out at their training grounds on Thursday and Friday.

Watford’s Adrian Mariappa and two members of the club’s non-playing staff and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan were among six positive tests for coronavirus in the first round of Premier League testing.

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Chief reporter Bryan Swanson’s Project Restart report as the Premier League prepared itself for the second round of coronavirus testing
Chief reporter Bryan Swanson’s Project Restart report as the Premier League prepared itself for the second round of coronavirus testing

Watford manager Nigel Pearson announced on Friday that two more of his players had gone into self-isolation after being in close contact with people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Watford have several players, including captain Troy Deeney, staying away from training due to ongoing safety concerns.

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner admits the club’s pursuit of the Premier League title has been put in perspective by the coronavirus pandemic
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner admits the club’s pursuit of the Premier League title has been put in perspective by the coronavirus pandemic

Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is prepared to miss the rest of the Premier League season, if it resumes, amid fears over returning to Chelsea training due to the pandemic.

The France international has been given permission to train at home and he has the full support of head coach Frank Lampard and the club’s board.

The 29-year-old has not trained at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground since Tuesday, although he did return there on Thursday – as did the rest of his team-mates – to undergo the second round of coronavirus testing.

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