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Coronavirus Outbreak Hits the Tottenham Camp

Coronavirus Outbreak Hits the Tottenham Camp

Tottenham Hotspur have been struck by a COVID outbreak on their grounds, we have come to understand in football today. Just after they beat Norwich City 3-0 at home on Sunday (football scores), a coronavirus outbreak hits the Tottenham camp.

Spurs face a busy fixture schedule going ahead, in the near future, with Rennes visiting in the Europa Conference League. While that home fixture is on Thursday night, a trip to Brighton in the Premier League comes on Sunday afternoon.

That’s not all because, next Thursday, the north London side travel to Leicester City. And finally, Spurs will host Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday December 19.

Coronavirus Outbreak Hits the Tottenham Camp

However, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte’s meticulous plans for these upcoming fixtures are now in disarray due to COVID-19.

A number of players and coaching staff at Tottenham have tested positive for COVID. The Spurs camp is thus under siege from an outbreak of the virus.

But Tottenham are not rushing to make decisions about what happens next for the fixtures this week.

Initial reports say that those who tested positive using a lateral flow test will now undergo a further PCR test.

These RT-PCR tests will be conducted on Tuesday, that is, today. And they’re a necessary measure because the club did have two players earlier in the season recording false positive tests.

Should this outbreak be true then it could affect the games ahead depending on how many people contracted the virus. Spurs’ near playing future is also reliant upon whether any further cases emerge.

Premier League matches follow a precedent of postponement due to one club having a Covid outbreak within its camp. However, it is a slightly different case in the Europa Conference League, who may not similarly halt their matches.

The rules for the competition that UEFA suggests are that a match would only be in jeopardy if “less than 13 players registered on the A list or no registered goalkeeper are available”.

As things stand, though, Tottenham might be able to fulfil that fixture on Thursday night.

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