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Premier League Could Still Continue If There's A Positive Coronavirus Test

Premier League Could Still Continue If There's A Positive Coronavirus Test

The Premier League's return wouldn't stop immediately if there was one positive coronavirus test for a player or member of staff, according to the league's medics.

Football in England could return as early as June 8th, with the Premier League putting together its plan to recommence, and players and staff will be tested for Coronavirus on a regular basis to lower the risk of spread.

It has been suggested that just one positive test would stop the whole return in its tracks and lead football to be suspended again but that's not the case according to reports.

The Daily Mail claim that medics in the Premier League are confident it will continue even with positive tests and those who do test positive will just be treated as any normal injury and taken out of action and away from training.

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Health of players and staff will be a major topic if the game does return, with training hoping to start in mid May, and they'll be questions about whether or not everyone should return whilst the rest of the country is still social distancing.

Staff and players will be tested twice a week according to reports and players will initially train in smaller groups to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.

They'll be no scenes of celebration in France after Ligue 1 ended this week. Image: PA Images
They'll be no scenes of celebration in France after Ligue 1 ended this week. Image: PA Images

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Some clubs have already opened their training grounds to allow players to use the facilities to keep fit, but obviously players aren't allowed to train together.

Football around Europe is still working out what to do with each country and league doing different things so far, with Belgium, Netherlands and France all cancelling football for the season.

Ligue 1 was the first big five league to end, with the French government making the decision to not allow sport until September, and the Bundesliga could be the first to return.

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German clubs have already begun training and the season could restart sometime in May, with the German government set to make a decision this week.

There has been mixed messages coming from the top of football too with FIFA's medical chief Michel D'Hooghe claiming that the game shouldn't restart yet but UEFA wanting teams in Europe to finish their seasons.

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Topics: Football News, Premier League, England, Coronavirus, Covid-19

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