January 17, 2022

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English Premier League hit by record 103 Covid-19 cases between Dec 20-26

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“The League can now verify that among Monday 20 December and Sunday 26 December, 15,186 COVID-19 exams have been administered on players and club team,” the Leading League reported in a statement on Monday. “Of these, there were 103 new favourable circumstances.”

The 103 circumstances are an maximize on the former week — Dec 13-19 — when 90 players and team analyzed optimistic for the novel coronavirus.

“The safety of absolutely everyone is a precedence and the Leading League is getting all precautionary techniques in reaction to the influence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19,” the assertion added.

“The League has reverted to its Crisis Measures, and has amplified tests of players and club team to every day lateral move and 2 times-weekly PCR checks, acquiring beforehand carried out lateral-move screening 2 times a week.”

In addition to the amplified testing, the crisis steps employed by the Premier League consist of protocols necessitating faces masks to be worn indoors, necessary social distancing and limiting remedy time.

“The League is continuing to work with golf equipment to maintain persons harmless by serving to mitigate the hazards of COVID-19 in just their squads,” the statement additional.

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The League said it was releasing the scenario quantities in the fascination of transparency and opposition integrity but additional it would not be releasing the names of the gamers and teams where by the diagnoses experienced taken location.

On Sunday, the Premier League announced the postponement of the match amongst Arsenal and Wolverhampton on December 28 thanks to a mix of Covid-19 concerns and injuries in the Wolves squad.

The fixture is the 2nd that Wolves have experienced postponed soon after their Boxing Day mach with Watford was also known as off owing to the virus.

Previously on Sunday, Leeds United’s match against Aston Villa match on Tuesday was another postponement verified by the Leading League.

So far this time, 15 Premier League online games have been referred to as off because of to Covid-19 difficulties.

The United Kingdom has found a sharp increase in Covid-19, reporting a history 122,186 conditions on Friday, the optimum every day quantity because start off of the pandemic, according to federal government knowledge.

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