Watford player and staff tests positive for Covid 19
Covid 19 – It has been reported and confirmed that a Watford player and two members of non-playing staff have tested positive to the coronavirus. This cases were among the six cases reported by the premier league in the first round of premier league testing.
The club confirmed the news late on Tuesday evening, after Burnley had earlier said assistant manager Ian Woan tested positive on Sunday.
The Premier League announced on Tuesday that six positive cases of coronavirus across three clubs had been confirmed after an initial 748 tests were carried out on players and non-playing staff.
According the club statement, three cases have been confirmed and one of the cases is a player while the other two are non playing staff.
The testing was carried out in the traning ground.
“The club will continue to liaise closely with the affected personnel and there will be no further comment.”
Premier League clubs were allowed to begin non-contact training on Tuesday, with twice-weekly testing to be carried out around the sessions in an attempt to avoid the spread of the virus.
However, Watford captain Troy Deeney said on Tuesday morning he would not return to training this week amid concerns for his son’s health, as well as that of BAME players.
Burnley said Sean Dyche’s assistant Woan though currently “asymptomatic” has been mandated to follow Premier League requirements by self-isolating for seven days, with a view to being tested again on Monday.
The Premier League’s announcement earlier on Tuesday revealed the six positive tests had come across three clubs, but did not reveal which teams the cases had come from.
Burnley added that it would “continue to follow the first stage of the return to training protocol, while adhering to Premier League guidance in terms of testing all players and backroom staff twice per week”