Despite the new coronavirus cases, the infections rate is dropping.
reported 16 new positive cases of Covid-19, confirming the infection rate has dropped below the former rate of 20 cases. After the rise of coronavirus cases, the Premier League doubled the times of testing to 2 times a week.
In January 4-10 there were 36 positive cases while in January 11-17 the number of cases dropped to 16 people.
To avoid any more infections a statement was issued, which required the players to avoid any
"handshakes, high fives and hugging"
during goal-scoring celebrations, whileAston Villa
’s games againstTottenham
were postponed due to the rising number of cases on the team.
Villa are expected to faceManchester City
in the upcoming days, butLeeds United
’s game againstSouthampton
, which was supposed to take place on the same day, will not be held.