Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Watford player contracted COVID-19

Watford player and three staff members have contracted COVID-19. They are among the six people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

 

The Premier League has confirmed that there are six positive coronavirus cases from 748 tests on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Watford confirmed the news.


 

"Watford Football Club confirms that three people have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following testing at the training ground over the past 48 hours,” said the club official statement.

 

"Of those three positive tests, one is a player and two are members of staff. All three have asked that medical confidentiality be respected and, therefore, the club will not be naming those involved.

 

"All three will now self-isolate for seven days - in line with the protocols set out in Premier League guidelines - before being tested again at a later date.

 


"Strict adherence to the Premier League guidelines has ensured the training ground remains virus-free and a safe environment for the players to continue to work.

 

"The club will continue to liaise closely with the affected personnel and there will be no further comment."

 

The Premier League clubs were allowed to return back to training, but in small groups as they are preparing for a return back to action in mid-June.

 


However, Watford captain, Troy Deeney refused to train with his team as he has concerns about his son's health.

 

Ian Woan, Burnley assistant manager, also tested positive for the virus. The club stated that he tested positive on Sunday.


 

From Burnley stated that Woan is "asymptomatic", but he will stay in self-isolation for seven days and will be tested again on Monday.

 

"Burnley Football Club can confirm that after completing a Covid-19 test on Sunday, 17th May, assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive," said the club’s statement released on Tuesday evening.

 

"The Burnley first-team squad and playing staff were all tested last weekend, ahead of a return to training."