The Premier League again raised an emergency alert. After witnessing a week-on-week decline in the number of Covid-19 cases since August, the Premier League, which is responsible for organizing the tournament, started recording a strong growth in December and in the last seven days, 103 tested positive for the disease. Get it
The highest growth in the second semester occurred between 20th and 26th of this month. The organization conducted 15,186 tests, of which 103 were positive. Of the 12,345 tests conducted in the last week, 90 cases were confirmed. The jump is even greater compared to the previous two weeks, with 42 positive in 3,805 tests (6-12/12) and 12 positive in 3154 tests (29/11 to 5/12).
The cases prompted the Premier League to resume its emergency measures, which had already been abandoned in recent months with the return of the pandemic in the United Kingdom. The planned tasks involve conducting a large number of tests. As of August, the Premier League recorded around 3,000 tests per week. The number of positive results dropped to single digits.
In October, in the fourth to tenth week, only 1,696 tests were conducted. No positive case found. Between the weeks before and after this period, positive tests ranged from one to six, with no major risk to clubs and the championship.
However, in December the situation changed. With the outbreak of Covid-19 on various teams at the same time, the Premier League has already had to postpone 15 English games. For example, the traditional Boxing Day round had a three-game drop on Sunday.
One of the most affected teams is Watford. With so many players sidelined by Covid-19 for testing positive or coming into contact with an infected person, the club is looking for athletes in the under-23 squad to take senior team training for most of this month. Had to do
“The league continues to work with clubs to keep people safe, thereby helping to reduce the risk of covid-19 on their teams,” Premier League management said in a statement. Adapt quickly to any changes.”
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