According to a report in Athletics, the Premier League match between Tottenham and Fulham was postponed on Wednesday due to a “series of positive COVID-19 tests” reported by the copycat team.
[ MORE: Report: Premier League considers short break due to COVID-19 cases ]
After the Premier League recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the most recent round of testing, due to the increase in the number of cases in the United Kingdom, some people called for a two-week suspension of the “circuit breaker” in January.
Tottenham Hotspur issued a statement a few hours before the start of the game to confirm the postponement.
“We can confirm that the Premier League home game against Fulham originally scheduled tonight (Wednesday, December 30) has been postponed. The Premier League informed us of this decision this afternoon. Fulham reported that the COVID- The number of 1
Tottenham Hotspur-Fulham is now the third time the Premier League has been postponed in the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as Aston Villa-Newcastle was cancelled in early December and Everton- Manchester City was delayed in the city due to the outbreak.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho posted a video on his Instagram less than four hours before the scheduled kick-off of Tottenham Fulham, with the caption: “The game at 6pm… we Still don’t know if we will participate in the game. The best league in the world.”
In terms of the entire Premier League, the confirmed cases confirmed today (18 cases during the pandemic and at least three clubs reported cases). Therefore, it is reported that the Premier League is considering taking a two-week vacation in order to curb the trend of positive cases.
[ MORE: Lampard has special praise for USMNT star Pulisic ]
Sheffield United also announced multiple positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as the Premier League has returned to twice a week testing after the increase in cases in England.
The news was released after the latest Premier League COVID-19 test results were released. Between December 21st and 27th, 18 positive results from 1,479 players and employees were tested.
This number is the highest number of positive test results this quarter, but the 1.22% rate of positive results is slightly lower than the 1.33% of the 16 positive results found in the test window from November 9 to 15.