Championship promotion hopefuls confirm positive COVID-19 test ahead of restart
Bristol City have confirmed that one of their employees has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the season restarting this week.
Leeds United resume their bid to win automatic promotion to the Premier League when they travel to South Wales to play Cardiff City on Sunday.
Seventh-placed Bristol City will continue with their bid to finish in the play-offs when they play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park this weekend but will have to do so without someone on their payroll.
After last Thursday’s league-wide testing for COVID-19, we can confirm that one member of the #BristolCity testing group tested positive for coronavirus.
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) June 16, 2020
In a statement on their official website, the Robins confirm that “one member of the testing group tested positive for coronavirus”.
That individual is, thankfully, not suffering from any symptoms and will now self-isolate.
It’s a blow for Bristol City and a warning to Leeds that anyone can test positive for COVID-19 at any point, even just days before the season resumes.
It has already been reported that at least one person at Leeds has had coronavirus but the club did not confirm any details.
Anyone who goes into self-isolation now will miss the fixtures this weekend and if that person has come into contact with anyone else at a training ground or in a match, that could be an issue going forward.
The Bundesliga has been back for several weeks now and there have not been any major outbreaks of COVID-19 in the German top-flight, which has done brilliantly to get the season back underway in such circumstances.
Hopefully the Premier League and Championship can follow suit and provide us with the entertainment we have missed so much in the last three months.
And, hopefully, once the final nine games are played, Leeds United are a Premier League football club once more.
In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta’s stance has been revealed with the Whites linked to signing this defender.