Manchester United’s match against Brentford was postponed for the second time in three days due to covid outbreaks, the English Premier League reported as its highest weekly coronavirus infections. After 3,805 players and club employees were tested in the week, there were 42 cases of COVID-19. United’s plea to postpone scheduled encounter at Brentford in London was agreed by the Premier League board less than 24 hours before kickoff.
They come as the Britain is increasingly concerned about the spread of the omicron variant, prompting the reintroduction of some coronavirus restrictions. The Premier League has asked for face masks to be worn around clubs again, following national standards but going farther than the government by restoring social separation.
The frequency of player and staff testing will also increase.The safety of everyone is a top priority, and the Premier League is taking all precautionary measures in light of the recent surge of COVID-19 instances across the country, according to a statement from the league. Manchester City manager Guardiola welcomed the government’s call for citizens to receive coronavirus booster shots, urging his staff and players to be vaccinated.
Only 68 percent of players had been poked twice, and 81 percent had received at least one dose, according to the league’s most recent immunisation report, released in October. Since the commencement of the epidemic in March 2020, the Premier League has avoided a 100-day pause in the season. Testing began in May 2020, the 40 positive cases at the turn of the year were the highest number of illnesses at Premier League clubs in a week.