Third Brighton player tests positive for new coronavirus

A third player from the Brighton&hovealbionfirstteamtestedpositiveforcovid-19onsaturdaythepremierleaguetheclub'schiefexecutive,paulbarber,hasconfirmed.

twobrightonplayershadhiredthenovel.coronavirusinmarchandaprilandthelatestpositiveresultcouldcastdoubtsonthepremierleague'splanstoresumetheseasonthathasbeensuspendedduetothepandemic.

The clubs will meet on Monday to further discuss Project Restart, which foresees a return to play in June, after the government has given it the green light, with the remaining 92 games held behind closed doors in neutral venues.

It is a concern. Unfortunately yesterday we had a positive test for a third player, Barber told Sky Sports on Sunday.

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So despite all the steps we've been taking in the past few weeks where players haven't participated in any meaningful training, we've still suffered from another player testing positive for the virus.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero He had said that several players would fear resuming the season amid the virus outbreak with more than 4.02 million people infected worldwide and more than 276,000 dead.

There are concerns and I think it is normal for all clubs to have those concerns. We want to make sure we do everything possible to ensure that those protocols are in place and safe and mitigate risk as much as possible, Barber added.

Brighton, 15th in the standings, has five home games, including visits from Manchester united , Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, and are among a number of high-level clubs opposed to the idea of ​​neutral venues.

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