Norwich befriend Coventry CANCELLED due to multiple Covid-19 cases within the Premier League squad as they become the latest club whose season plans have been disrupted by a virus
- Norwich’s trip to Coventry has been canceled after a number of Covid cases
- The Canary Islands confirmed a ‘small number’ of positive tests within the squad
- Premier League newcomers are the latest to be hit by Covid
- Top flying clubs impose ’emergency measures’ for the new season
Norwich’s friendly match against Coventry has been canceled due to a ‘small number’ of positive Covid-19 tests among the Premier League squad, the Canaries have confirmed.
The game was scheduled to take place at Chesterfield’s Technique Stadium on Wednesday night, but will now be canceled after the test results.
“The decision was made as a precautionary measure following a small number of positive COVID-19 test results within City’s first team group,” a Norwich statement said.
Norwich has canceled their trip to Coventry due to a ‘small number’ of positive Covid cases
Daniel Farke’s Premier League newcomers are the latest top club to be hit by the virus
“The club’s players and staff will continue to follow Premier League protocols and government guidelines, operating and training in their respective first team bubble at the Lotus Training Center.”
The Canaries – who are preparing to return to the Premier League after winning the Sky Bet Championship last season – have already played against King’s Lynn Town, Lincoln and Huddersfield in pre-season.
Daniel Farke’s side now face recently relegated Sheffield United on Saturday before playing Gillingham and Newcastle ahead of their season opener at home to Liverpool.
Arsenal have canceled their pre-season tour of the US after some positive Covid cases
Norwich are not the only top club to face Covid complications this summer. Arsenal’s pre-season trip to the United States was canceled amid a number of positive cases within Mikel Arteta’s roster.
The Gunners were set to compete in the Florida Cup along with Everton, Inter Milan and Colombian side Millonarios, but then withdrew from the tournament.
The latest development at Norwich comes amid Premier League clubs imposing ’emergency measures’ less than three weeks after the new season amid the worrying wave of Covid cases following the summer break.
Premier League clubs have been told to impose stricter Covid guidelines amid spike in cases
Medical staff will be required to wear PPE and treatment time will be capped as part of new measures. A Wolves physio is pictured wearing a mask while treating Raul Jimenez
Clubs have been advised to impose stricter Covid guidelines to contain the increase in cases since the start of the preseason.
The news was communicated to clubs in the past 48 hours. The strict new rules are similar to the restrictions that came with Project Restart when football returned during the first Covid lockdown in the summer of 2020.