Norwich City player set to miss the restart of the Premier League season after testing positive for coronavirus

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Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus and will miss restart
Norwich City's Carrow Road. Credit: PA

The yet-unnamed player must now isolate for seven days before being tested again, he was one of two positive results from the 1,200 checks across the division on Thursday and Friday.

NORWICH are at home to Southampton on Friday, a member at another club, as yet unidentified, also tested positive. In total, there have now been 16 positive results across the league from 8,687 tests, the Canaries haven’t revealed who the player is, but they did confirm that he will now have to self-isolate for seven days.

“The club will not name the player in question and asks that his request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time.”

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Norwich played Tottenham in a friendly on Friday but players of both sides who may have come into contact with the player will not have to self-isolate as they will not have been deemed to have been in contact for long enough, according to government advice.

The low number of positive tests in the eighth round of testing will again be seen as good news for Project Restart, which is due to get underway in four days. Aston Villa and Sheffield United is the first match on Wednesday before Manchester City take on Arsenal later the same day.





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