Tottenham has revealed that one of their players tested positive for Covid-19 and isolated himself for seven days, even though he did not experience any symptoms of the virus. The London club wants to keep his identity confidential. Understand that he is not a major first-team player.
The positive test was the only one from the fifth and latest round of the Premier League, which took in 1,197 players and staff members at 20 clubs – representing another increase in the road to Project Restart.
The league has pledged to publicly disclose the results of the surveys in the interests of transparency and aggregate figures show that there are 13 positives out of 5,073 people surveyed.
Fear that high or rising numbers of infections could be a risky plan for the league to restart on June 17 and complete the remaining games by July 25 or 26, but that is not the case at this time, reports show. Safety measures introduced in the training grounds are proving to be solid. The isolated positive announced Wednesday follows positive results from the previous round of testing.
The league and the clubs will hold their latest conference call on Thursday where a variety of topics will be discussed. They include curtailment scenarios and a suggested fixture list, along with more technical matters related to player registration, squad size and alternatives.
Metropolitan police said it would look at the final proposed fixture list before recommending if any games in London should be moved to neutral areas. In Liverpool, the city’s safety team is expected to meet early next week, with Everton hoping to allow them to enter the derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park over the long weekend of 19‑22 June. .
Amazon has announced four remaining television channels that will be air free, to coincide with Sky Sports’ commitment to do so in 25 of the BBC’s 64 games and four terrestrial fixtures.