COVID-19 infects British Premier League professional footballers


This 4 April 2020 video says about itself:

How a football match in Milan impacted the Covid-19 pandemic

This is the story of how a Champions League football match between Atalanta and Valencia became a “biological bomb” in Italy.

Dutch NOS radio reports today that at least six British Premier League professional footballers are infected with COVID-19. On Saturday, that number may increase when more test results will become known.

The six players play in three clubs. Names have not been published.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Men’s football PFA: BAME members are concerned about return

Troy Deeney has said he is not returning to training with Premier League club Watford

PLAYERS from ethnic-minority backgrounds have expressed their concerns about returning to action amid the coronavirus pandemic to the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).

Data from the Office for National Statistics suggests that black men and women are almost twice as likely to die from Covid-19 compared with non-whites, even when factors such as health, disability, household composition and area deprivation are taken into account.

Director of player welfare at the PFA Michael Bennett said that he has been called by players who are concerned about the risks. The PFA has called on the Premier League to conduct further research into the issue.

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