- Coronavirus is a global issue which is affecting the economy
- Three players playing for Brighton have been tested positive
- Premier League board are planning to resume the suspended season
Paul Barber who is the chief executive of Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that a third player has been tested positive for deadly coronavirus.
This latest development will come as a sad one for the League body considering how they have been planning to make sure that the suspended 2019/20 term resumes.
There have been talks that the season should be cancelled and the Premier League body should start preparation for how next season will start.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta first contracted the virus before Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi also contracted it, but they are now negative.
"Unfortunately we've had a third player test positive yesterday (Saturday, May 9), so despite all of the measures that we've been taking over the past few weeks, where the players haven't been involved in any significant training at all, we've still suffered another player testing positive for the virus.
"So there are concerns and I think it's normal for all clubs to have those concerns.
''We want to make sure we do everything that we can to ensure those protocols are in place and are safe and secure and mitigate the risk as far as we can." he told Sky Sports.
Barber has also opposed the possibility of the League body taking the Premier League to neutral venues.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Rio Ferdinand suggested that the Premier League board should cancel the 2019/20 season because of the threat and spread of coronavirus.
And should the Premier League chiefs agree to do that, then it will be a big blow for Jurgen Klopp and his wards at Liverpool who have been waiting to win the title for the past 30 years.
Coronavirus crisis has been a serious issue which has been affecting all humans on earth in one way or the other as many businesses have gone down.
Rio Ferdinand stated that his opinion about the Premier League season being cancelled has nothing to do with his rivalry with Liverpool when he was playing for Man United.
The 41-year-old Englishman explained that he is only thinking about the safety of the players who are the primary actors in the round leather game.
There have been talks that the remaining games this season in the Premier League should be played behind closed doors, but Rio Ferdinand stated that it won't be a nice idea.
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