Bournemouth AFC player uno dei due nuovi casi positivi di Coronavirus
An unnamed Bournemouth afc player is one of two new coronavirus cases discovered by the latest round of Premier League tests – taking the overall total of positive results to eight.
The Cherries said the player’s identity will not be disclosed – they will now self-isolate for seven days.
The other positive was at a different club which has not been named.
Tests took place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, con 996 players and club staff tested.
“Following strict adherence to the Premier League’s return to training regulations, the club’s training ground remains a safe working environment for players and backroom staff, who will continue to be tested for Covid-19 twice per week,” said Bournemouth.
The first round’s results, announced on 19 Maggio, saw six positives at three clubs from the 748 players and staff tested.
That number included the positive tests of Watford’s Adrian Mariappa and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan.
For the second round of testing the number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 a 50.
Squads started non-contact training from Tuesday for the first time since the Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic, con 92 fixtures remaining.
Speaking on Friday, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said the league was “as confident as we can be” about restarting in June.
Germany’s Bundesliga has already resumed, while on Saturday the Spanish Prime Minister said La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 giugno.
What’s could happen next?
The guidance for the second phase of training, which would allow contact, is waiting to be signed off by the government.
The Premier League is due to meet on Wednesday and Thursday for further discussions about restarting the season, with the results of the third round of testing also due later in the week.
Players quiz government on BAME risks
Il capitano Watford Troy Deeney e l'ex attaccante dell'Arsenal Ian Wright sono stati tra coloro che hanno interrogato i funzionari del governo venerdì sui pericoli aggiuntivi che il coronavirus potrebbe rappresentare per il nero, Etnia asiatica e minoritaria (Bame) Giocatori.
The Office for National Statistics says black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die from coronavirus as white people in England and Wales.
Hornets forward Deeney and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante opted to stay away from club training this week as a precaution.
In un “franco e aperto” incontro online, esperti medici, compresa la vice offerta medica principale Jonathan Van-Tam, è stato chiesto di quantificare i rischi.
Deeney e Wright, a cui si sono uniti anche nel forum online l'ex attaccante del Newcastle Shola Ameobi e l'ex direttore tecnico del Chelsea Michael Emenalo, è stato detto che il rischio tra i calciatori giovani e sani era basso.
Ma sono state anche sollevate preoccupazioni riguardo alla trasmissione dell'infezione ai membri della famiglia.
I calciatori professionisti’ Associazione, che era anche presente, ha chiesto ulteriori ricerche sulla questione.