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Premier League confident season will continue despite increase in COVID-19 cases


The #Premier #League said it has “full confidence” that the 2020-21 season will continue as planned, despite an escalation in positive COVID-19 cases that has led to a second fixture postponement in three days following the decision to call off #Tottenham’s clash with #Fulham on #Wednesday.

#An outbreak of COVID-19 at #Fulham saw the game postponed just three hours before kick-off. #Everton’s #Goodison #Park clash with #Manchester #City on #Monday was also called off four hours before kick-off as a result of an unspecified number of positive cases at #City. #City, however, have since announced a return to training, suggesting their match with #Chelsea scheduled for #Sunday will go on as planned.

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The #Premier #League on #Monday reported 18 positive tests of players and club staff between #Dec. 21 and #Dec. 27 — a record high since testing began in the summer.

#But with infections rising within the UK and more stringent social restrictions imposed by the government in an effort to control the pandemic, the #Premier #League has insisted that its safety protocols are comprehensive enough to ensure games can continue.

A #Premier #League 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.”

The #Premier #League confirmed, meanwhile, that the #Spurs-Fulham clash was postponed at #Fulham’s request.

The league said: “#Fulham lodged a request with the #Premier #League #Board to rearrange the fixture following a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today.

“The #Premier #League #Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority. The group will now be retested immediately.”



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