Rolling Updates on 'Project Restart': Week 9

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 4comments  |  Jump to last
The Premier League met yesterday to vote on resuming training but have since revealed that six players or staff from three different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus.

Here are links to the most recent stories in Week 9 of the lockdown:

Premier League reveals six positive coronavirus tests across three clubs

The league carried out 748 tests and has said that the positive tests were spread across three clubs. No further details were given.

The tests are being done as part of a process designed to allow matches to restart in June. Squads were allowed to return to training, carried out according to physical distancing, on Tuesday.
The Guardian — 19 May


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Brian Murray
1 Posted 19/05/2020 at 17:14:13
Six or six hundred. It seems it doesn't matter to the Premier League and a certain club. The show must go on. Disgusting and embarrassing as a human being.
Pat Kelly
2 Posted 19/05/2020 at 17:29:56
That's potentially 3 clubs that can't resume training for now as resumption was dependent on no positive cases. I can see this being a stop-start resumption with no certainty games will be completed. Let's hope Moise Kean remembers not to invite his friends of friends around.
Billy Roberts
3 Posted 19/05/2020 at 18:11:49
Can anyone buy these testing kits?

I have heard Solskjaer and Bruce casually talking about how they have lots of regular testing available at their training grounds. It seemed to be unethical about a week ago for testing not to be available or accessible to Nursing, NHS staff and the general public.

Today it seems that all clubs are quite happy about it, funny how the small details can be overlooked. I'm not happy about it. I also believe there is a number of players not happy about it either.

Patrick McFarlane
4 Posted 19/05/2020 at 18:21:01
Pa t#2

According to the paper that should not be named from Saturday:

Premier League bosses expect some players and club staff to test positive when contractors Prenetics carry out the first phase of the official programme over the next two days.

West Ham defender Aaron Creswell has joined the list of top players voicing worries about possibly returning too quickly. But they believe the Bundesliga, which had 10 positives from an initial 1,724 tests across 36 clubs, shows that plans to resume competitive action can still move forward.

A source said: “There is an expectation that there will be positives — but that doesn't mean the train is off the track.

“The Germans had 10 positive tests but they didn't panic and in the second set there were none in Bundesliga 1.”

There is confidence the Premier League could still move forward in similar circumstances. Prenetics will conduct 40 tests of players and staff at each of the 20 clubs twice a week.

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