Aston Villa close training ground due to coronavirus outbreak


Premier League club Aston Villa has closed its training facility due to coronavirus outbreak at the club, the club said in a statement:

“Aston Villa can confirm that the Club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant Coronavirus outbreak.

“A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.

“A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.

“First team training ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.

“Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”

The number and identity of the positive cases were not revealed. The Premier League last week had 40 cases in two rounds of testing, the highest in a week. 

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