Premier League club testing for coronavirus after three players show symptoms

A Premier League club is testing all of its staff after three of their players displayed signs of coronavirus, reports say.

The unnamed top flight club expects the results to come in on Friday after one of their first-team players was placed in self-isolation earlier this week.

The Telegraph claim two further players have shown symptoms of the virus, which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday.

The first player showed signs of improvement before deteriorating again amid concerns the league campaign will have to be suspended or played behind closed doors.

Premier League chiefs would prefer the season continued and are planning to stream games to fans.

Coronavirus is causing chaos across sport as more and more countries declare lockdowns in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, which has so far infected 460 people in the UK.

Several games have been postponed or played behind closed doors, including Paris Saint-Germain’s win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night.

La Liga and Serie A football has been suspended and Uefa are reportedly on the verge of suspending the Champions League and Europa League.

Arsenal’s league clash with Manchester City this week had to be postponed after the London squad came in contact with Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who has tested positive for coronavirus.

Premier League players are said to be growing increasingly concerned with the response to the virus.

Wolves had a request turned down from Uefa to postpone their Europa League game against Olympiakos this week.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid’s football and basketball team are under quarantine after a basketball player tested positive for the virus.

The prospect the league season will have to be suspended for a period of time appears more and more likely.

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