New Premier League Confirmed Coronavirus Case


In the most extensive series of tests to date, a person has been found to be carrying the virus

The Premier League confirmed a new case of coronavirus in its last round of tests.While gaming in England is expected to resume in a week after a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic, 14 players or staff are carriers of the virus, which has infected nearly 300,000 people in the UK and more than 41 000 people have lost their lives. .

The last round of testing took place on June 8 and 9, with 1,213 players and club staff tested – the most extensive of the seven rounds to date.

No details have emerged on who is positive for the virus.

The news comes only 48 hours after Manchester United were forced to cancel a training match against Stoke City after visiting manager Michael O’Neill tested positive for coronavirus.

A closed-door game was to take place between the two camps, but news of O’Neill’s positive test leaked when Stoke’s players were at United’s training ground in Carrington.

“Stoke City can confirm that manager Michael O’Neill tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after the last round of tests on Monday June 8,” the club said in a statement. “O’Neill had been negative in the last five rounds of testing.

“He will now follow the relevant advice and undergo a period of isolation, while continuing to be in regular virtual contact with his coaching team and the players.

“Assistant manager Billy McKinlay will be training as the Potters prepare for their game against Reading on June 20.

“The Club will not make any further comments on this subject. ”

Meanwhile, play is set to resume in the Premier League on June 17, with Aston Villa welcoming Sheffield United before Manchester City take on Arsenal at Etihad Stadium.

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Most teams have nine league season games to go, with Liverpool executives only six points ahead of an inaugural Premier League title.

The Reds’ quest for the title will resume against local rivals Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday June 21.

The league break dates back to March 9, when Leicester defeated Aston Villa 4-0 at home in the last game before Coronavirus forced the suspension of the season.


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