Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan was named Tuesday as one of six people in three Premier League clubs to have tested positive for coronavirus.
The results came after the Premier League announced earlier Tuesday that had tested a total of 748 players and club staff Covid for-19 on Sunday and Monday.
Premier League officials did not name the individuals concerned, but a statement Burnley said: “Burnley Football Club can confirm that after completing a 19-Covid test Sunday, May 17 assistant manager Ian Woan has tested positive.
“in accordance with the strict requirements of the Premier League and as a result of a positive test, Ian will now be isolated for a period of seven days, sawe to be tested again this week from Monday, May 25
“Ian is asymptomatic and is now safe and sound at home. He will remain in close communication with the club staff regarding re-engagement in the formation once it is clear of the virus. “
Premier League clubs started back in training in small groups Tuesday after the protocols on security measures were signed Monday.
Brighton have confirmed three positive cases within their team at different stages of the pandemic, while positive tests for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and played a major role Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the decision to suspend matches March 13
the number of positive cases représente only 0.8 percent of those tested and is compatible with similar large-scale screening conducted by other major leagues in hope of full season.
Top of Germany two divisions recorded 10 positive cases in 1724 two weeks of testing before returning to action last weekend.
Five players two main divisions of Spain tested positive last week before the return of La Liga to the formation of the group.
Premier League clubs are longing for a return to action in the middle of next month, but the face resistence players concerned about their welfare.
Captain Watford Troy Deeney said he will not return to training this week because of fears thatit could transmit the virus to her oldest son of 5 months.
“I can not get a haircut in mid-July, but I can get in a box with 19 people and jump for a header” said Deeney on Talk the Talk podcast.
“I do not know how it works. Nobody nepourrait answer questions, not because they did not want to, but because they do not know the information. “
Danny Rose Newcastle claimed players were treated like” guinea pigs or lab rats. “
Director of Rose Steve Bruce said the majority of his players are in favor of a return to training and praised planning “meticulous” in the name of the Premier League to make the environment ausso safe as possible.