The English Premier League discovered 42 cases of the emerging coronavirus “Covid-19”, which is a record number among players and support staff in various clubs last week, it was announced on Monday, hours after the outbreak of the infection in Manchester United, which made playing the Brentford match replaced doubt.
Forty-two positive cases among more than 3,800 people represented more than the total of cases in the last seven weeks combined – a Premier League record in one week.
And the league said in a statement: The League has returned to its emergency procedures and will increase the frequency of tests that players and support staff are subject to.
United are due to play away with Brentford on Tuesday, but the club said it was discussing the Premier League over whether the match should be played on time.
Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard and Brighton coach Graham Potter revealed that there are players infected with Covid-19 in the ranks of the two teams.