Watford have confirmed that one player and two members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus.
Yesterday, it was reported that six positive tests were confirmed across the Premier League from six different clubs. Burnley have confirmed that assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive.
Watford Confirm Three Positive Coronavirus Cases
Three of Six
The three members of the Watford team will now self-isolate. The club, however, hasn’t revealed the identity of the three individuals as they had asked for medical confidentiality.
Despite the setback, the Premier League remain hopeful that they can continue with Project Restart which is due to resume from 12 June.
Watford Captain Troy Deeney
Just yesterday, Watford skipper Troy Deeney spoke out and said that he wouldn’t return to training with the club a maid safety concerns for his young son.
The 31-year-old, speaking to Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on the Talk the Talk YouTube show, said: “It only takes one person to get infected within the group and I don’t want to be bringing that home.
“My son is only five months old. He had breathing difficulties, so I don’t want to come home to put him in more danger.”
As mentioned, the Premier League are hoping to resume the league in June, but the latest news could be a major setback.
The division has been suspended since 13 March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but they remain hopeful of completing the remaining 92 fixtures.
“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency,” it said in a statement.
“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing.”