The organizer of the Premier League has just announced that there are 16 Covid-19 infection cases involving players and members of the coaching staff of clubs from November 9th to November 15th. This is a high record in a week.
It is known that only 1207 players and members of the coaching staff of clubs have been tested for Covid-19 during the period mentioned above. Before that, the record number of Covid-19 infection cases in a week was only 10.
The sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 infections after the players come back from the clubs to national teams is alarming. 16 infections in a week is a much larger number than at any time since the resumption of the Premier League.
Luis Suarez is infected with Covid-19, missing the match between Brazil and Barcelona
The rookie Tottenham defender Matt Doherty was also involved with Covid-19 when he joined the Republic of Ireland team. Therefore, he will be absent from the match against Man City this weekend.
The 1207 tests carried out in the week from November 9 to November 15 is the second-lowest number since the start of the season in the Premier League, mainly due to the players returning to their national team.
After Salah, it was Elneny’s turn to infect with Covid-19
Among the players who have been infected with Covid-19 and will be quarantined when returning to the Premier League is Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny. Before that, Elneny’s teammate in Egypt, Salah, was also infected with Covid-19 and is still quarantined.
On Friday, the Egyptian Football Federation confirmed striker Mohamed Salah would not attend the CAN 2021 qualifying match against Togo due to a positive Covid-19 test. The remaining members of the national team, including midfielder Elneny, gave a negative result of Covid-19.
However, when Egypt moved to Togo to kick the second leg, Elneny and his teammates participated in another test, the results were reversed. Elneny was positive for Covid-19 and will have to return to Egypt to quarantine himself. The player will be carefully checked to see if he can play in the match between Arsenal and Leeds next Sunday.
The 28-year-old midfielder has played impressively in the Gunners shirt since the start of the 2020/21 season. He has participated in 5/8 Premier League matches. The fact that many football players are infected with Covid-19 is causing many countries to feel worried. It is suggested that international football matches should be postponed when players have recently been involved with Covid-19.
The Premier League player with Covid-19 will be considered injured
Previously, the plan to return the Premier League organizers has received great support from the British Government. At the suggestion of the Government, the organizers of the Premier League should consider in detail how to cooperate with relevant agencies such as the police, medical services, and contact information for teams.
According to the sport betting website cachvaow88.com, to get permission from the British government to reorganize, the Premier League had to carry out a careful plan to keep safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. In the event of a positive test result of a player or coach, it will not affect the organization of the game, if the Premier League is allowed to return. The medical team has an approach to ensure that a player with Covid-19 can be considered ill or injured.
Will the Premier League be postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19?
The Covid-19 pandemic is still complicated. During their time playing for the national team, many football stars are positive for Covid-19.
Recently in the UK, the number of new infections has increased dramatically. Recently, the British government had to order a nationwide blockade within a week due to the resurgence of Covid-19. However, the Premier League 2020/21 season is still going on.
Meanwhile, the highest tournament in English football is about the return with exciting matches. Fans expressed concern that the tournament might be postponed, but the organizer of the Premier League announced the tournament would take place as scheduled. The matches in round 9 will take place as expected. The focus of this round will be the duel match between Tottenham and Man City.