Spurs issue statement after Norwich player tests positive for COVID-19

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Dom Le Roy

Norwich City have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the return of the Premier League next week.

The player, who has not been named by the Canaries is one of two players or staff from two different top flight clubs to record a confirmed case in the latest round of testing on 1,200 individuals from 20 clubs (Sky Sports).

Norwich travelled to North London on Friday when they took part in a friendly against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which ended in a 2-1 loss for the home side.

Following the confirmation of Norwich’s positive test result, Tottenham have issued a statement which has been relayed by journalist Alasdair Gold on Twitter.

The statement confirms that the Norwich player had no close contact with any Tottenham player as defined by the Government during the match in N17.

Spurs re-iterated that all of their tests which were carried out have not delivered any further positive results ahead of the Premier League returning to action when Manchester United are the visitors on Friday.

The statement read: “We continue to operate within the strict guidelines outlined by the PL to ensure we avoid any risk of infection spreading should anyone else test positive, including practicing social distancing so no ‘close contacts’ are created, which has been defined by government as being within 2m of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more.

“This means that no other member of the squad or staff should be forced to self-isolate other than the person who returns a positive test result and their household members.

“The Norwich player in question has confirmed he had no ‘close contacts’ with our team yesterday and our squad has also verified this. Our testing has continued to return only negative results for COVID since one positive reading was confirmed almost two weeks ago.”

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