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Tottenham vs Fulham postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak


#Are the #Premier #League concerned the season will be called off?

#No. Their statement said: “#With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the #Premier #League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.”

#What did the clubs say?

#Tottenham released a statement on #Wednesday afternoon. #It read: “#We can confirm that our #Premier #League home fixture against #Fulham, scheduled to take place this evening (#Wednesday 30 #December), has been postponed.

“The #Premier #League informed us of the decision this afternoon, with #Fulham having requested the postponement on the grounds of the number of COVID-19 positive cases among their players and staff.

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“#Everyone at #Tottenham #Hotspur sends their best wishes to #Fulham for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected.

“#Details of a new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.”

#What is the COVID-19 situation in the #Premier #League?

#On #Tuesday, the #Premier #League made the decision for its clubs to return to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing because of the increased number of positive tests.

The latest round of testing between #December 21-27 resulted in 18 positive COVID-19 tests among players and staff, with a total of 1,479 people tested. The 18 people who have tested positive are all self-isolating in line with government guidelines.

The 18 positive tests is the highest number of positive COVID-19 results reported by the #Premier #League publicly since weekly testing started.

#Has this happened before?

#Yes. #Tottenham’s match against #Fulham is the third #Premier #League fixture to be postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak this season.

#Two other matches have been postponed this season due to COVID-19 outbreaks at #Newcastle #United and #Manchester #City respectively.

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#Manchester #City reported four positive COVID-19 tests among players and staff on #December 25 and another three on #December 29, forcing the postponement of their match against #Everton at #Goodison #Park. The #Athletic understands the three people who returned positive tests are first-team players.

The 2019-20 season was halted for over three months because of the pandemic. The league was suspended in #March until 4 #April, was then extended to mid-June. The season resumed with two matches on 17 #June, with #Liverpool eventually winning the title in #July.

#Has COVID-19 impacted #Fulham before?

#Yes. #Fulham head coach #Scott #Parker missed the club’s last match at home to #Southampton after a member of his household tested positive.

#He then went into self-isolation for 10 days and returned to training at #Motspur #Park on #Monday.

#What else do I need to know?

#For a comprehensive explanation of how football will adapt amid the rise in COVID-19 cases in the UK, #Go #Deeper with The #Athletic’s #Philip #Buckingham and #Greg O’#Keeffe below.

(#Photo: #Frank #Augstein – #Pool/Getty #Images)

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