Coronavirus: Premier League receives six positive tests

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The Premier League has confirmed it has received six positive tests for coronavirus from three clubs after the first phase of mass testing. A total of 748 tests have been carried out over the weekend and it is unclear whether they include players, non-playing staff or a combination of both.

Source: Sky Sports
 

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That took long didn't it? Has there even been any team training? I thought it had been individual training only.

What happens to teams if they have a mini outbreak and most of their players are unavailable? This season has lost all credibility as a competition.
 

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Only three? Our doctor remarked to my mrs after she had a negative test that they are only about 75% accurate
 

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Never thought the games could restart. Bottom six don't want to take the risk and also in our interest for the season to finish early restart based on last season's positions. When it comes to the crunch the real positions will be revealed and situations like this will only be used as ammunition to justify voting positions. Also, if the majority of BAME players refuse to play based on increased covid risk which is absolutely fair enough, this could stop the whole thing in its tracks!
 

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Having one positive result is one positive result to far, let alone six. It is not safe enough to resume football. But this will fall on the deaf ears of the footballing authorities as its all about money for them. Screw the welfare of the football players and their family, screw the welfare of the backroom staff and their family etc.
 

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Did anyone expect zero positive results upon all the teams reporting back and everyone having test? No. No way this comes as a surprise to the combined medical teams and the Premier League. Same in Germany. There are plans to deal with it.

Whether you agree with them going back or not (and i'm not commenting on that), an assumption that this throws all plans out of the window is a bit naive.

I am not a gung-ho 'end social distancing' person. I work in healthcare and me ad my family have been at home since early March - we haven't even been to a grocery store in that time. However, this isn't going anywhere anytime soon. We have to move on from the notion that a few positive results paralyze us. We need to celebrate proactive testing, have protocols for dealing with positive test results to absolutely protect the negative, but against that backdrop, if the frequency is low, we have to work out how to get back to some new normal. We have to learn how to live with this.
 
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That took long didn't it? Has there even been any team training? I thought it had been individual training only.

What happens to teams if they have a mini outbreak and most of their players are unavailable? This season has lost all credibility as a competition.
Some teams have been expected to play after outbreaks of food poisoning remember ,deadlines and contracts,its what its all about.
 

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I don't envy the decision makers on this. It is something of a no-brainer that it would be safer to call the season off.

But this is not just a few games of football. This is a huge industry which thousands of people's livelihoods and financial obligations are dependent on. It's not to fill a few people's pockets with their annual bonus i.e. the usual criticism of the banking industry (sometimes justified in my view although it does have lots of dependent lower income groups as well).

Think they are doing the best thing by starting the training and get the games up so that the money will start flowing again.
 
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Footballers based in the UK are just as exposed as anyone else, particularly when the UK is handling Corona so badly. The government isn’t testing so it can’t provide figures of those who have been sick and recovered. Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

The Bundesliga is carrying on, but Germany is handling Corona very differently. We no longer have any lockdown and haven’t for 2 weeks now, without any spike in cases.

The UK is a long way off being able to lift lockdown or host football. Then again it’s hardly surprising when the ruling party is as corrupt and inept as this bunch!
 
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