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Burnley vs Fulham postponed after more Covid-19 cases

Sat 02 January 2021 | 14:15

Sunday's match at Turf Moor between Fulham and Burnley has also been postponed and becomes the fourth Premier League fixture to be called off because of coronavirus this season.

Fulham

’s Premier League clash with

Burnley

on Sunday has been postponed because of more

coronavirus cases

at the club. The news comes in three days after Wednesday’s match against

Tottenham

was also called off following an outbreak at the London club.

A Fulham statement read:

“Following further new positive results returned from the most recent Covid-19 tests, the club can confirm that this Sunday’s away fixture at Burnley has been postponed after discussions with the Premier League and advice from medical teams.

“Those who tested positive are self-isolating in line with UK government and Premier League guidance.

“The welfare of our players, staff and their families continue to be of paramount importance, and we wish those who have tested positive a safe and speedy recovery.”

A Premier League statement added:

"After the postponement of their match against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, Fulham’s players and staff were immediately retested and this morning have reported a further increase in positive Covid-19 cases.

“Following Fulham’s request to rearrange the Burnley fixture, the Premier League’s board has taken into consideration further independent medical advice and decided to postpone the match due to the exceptional circumstances of the ongoing outbreak at the club.

“With the health of players and staff the priority, the League and Fulham will agree a further action plan to control the outbreak to allow the club to resume their season safely. Players and staff will now be retested as part of a revised testing schedule.

"With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the League continues to have confidence in its COVID-19 protocols, fully backed by the government, to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled."


source: SportMob