Tottenham Hotspur has reacted to the news of a Norwich City player who tested positive for Covid-19 after their friendly match in preparation for the English Premier League return.
Spurs played the Canaries in a friendly match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday, 12th June, with Norwich winning 2-1.
On Saturday night, Norwich confirmed that one of their players tested positive in the latest round of coronavirus tests.
The player, whose identity has not been revealed, will now self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date.
Spurs confirmed in a statement that the Norwich City player who tested positive did play against them but did not come into close contact with any Tottenham player so they do not need to self-isolate.
“We continue to operate within the strict guidelines outlined by the Premier League 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 two metres 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-19 since one positive reading was confirmed almost two weeks ago.”
With the English Premier League set to resume on Wednesday, Tottenham will face Manchester United in their first match on 19th June.