Premier League positive tests increase as clubs meet to make Covid contingency plan

September 29 – As the Premier League meets to discuss how to end the domestic season if it is cut short by a resurgence of Covid-19, 10 new positive cases have been confirmed in the latest round of testing – ominously the highest number since the new league campaign began.

The figure includes West Ham manager David Moyes and two of his players, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen.

A total of 1,595 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19 between September 21-27. Everyone who has tested positive needs to isolate for ten days.

Moyes took control from home when West Ham beat Wolves 4-0, prompting some jokers to suggest he should do so all the time. They were the Hammers’ first points in three matches this season.

The figures came as Premier League clubs prepared to vote on how the season would be ended if it cannot be completed.

The BBC said it understands two thirds to three quarters of matches would need to be played for the season not to be declared null and void.

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