Watford manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed that two other club players have been forced to isolate themselves after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for corona virus.
Defense attorney Adrian Mariappa recently announced that he was diagnosed with the virus despite compliance with the blackout rules, while two other members of the non-gaming staff also tested positive.
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When Pearson spoke on Friday, he announced (via The Guardian) that his squad was still exhausted, although no additional diagnoses are available.
"It is not you, no," he said when asked if each player was back in training. “One through positive tests, two through contact with someone else and the other because they chose not to come in.
"The regulations (state) that people who have had relatively close contact with other people must be isolated – just like someone who has tested positive."
To protect players, the Premier League has increased the number of corona virus tests in each club from 40 to 50 a day. However, Pearson announced that Watford is also running its own tests to stay as safe as possible.
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"What the Premier League is doing is one thing, and they moved the number from 40 to 50," said Pearson. "Today they tested 50, but on top of that we are testing more employees and family members. We will complement what the Premier League is doing to give players and employees security."
Among the players who have refused to return is Captain Troy Deeney, who has publicly admitted that he doesn't want to return because he doesn't think he can do it without putting his little son at risk of dealing with the Infect virus.
"We see a lot about nurses not being tested and people dying in nursing homes, but we are expected to have just under 3,500 tests a month." Restart the league. pic.twitter.com/IZc7OOJJAq
– Good morning Britain (@GMB), May 18, 2020
Deeney was also concerned about the lack of recognition of the problems facing black, Asian, and ethnic minorities that have proven to be more vulnerable in the current climate, and the striker attended a meeting with league officials on Friday. Try to be safe Finding a way for everyone.
It looks like Pearson's squad has been completely devastated. Given 17th place in the Premier League, Watford will strive to show its full strength if they want to return and ward off relegation, but this is obviously not currently possible. Yikes
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