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Part of the Premier League’s plan for football to resume, is that the players and staff will be tested frequently in order to ensure that the virus isn’t spread.
Ahead of the resumption to training on Tuesday, Watford announced three positive tests – involving two staff and one player.
Watford defender Adrian Mariappa has confirmed he’s tested positive for the coronavirus, and he has revealed his shock at the diagnosis, as he claimed he barely got out of his house.
According to the Daily Mail, Mariappa said: “Ever since I got my positive result back on Tuesday, I’ve been scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus.
“It was a big surprise because I haven’t really left the house, apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids. I’ve mainly just been homeschooling and keeping fit.
“My lifestyle is very quiet, certainly no parties or going out or anything, so I really don’t know how I got it. Like most people, we’ve been having more deliveries of food and things, so maybe that’s one way, and my partner has been to the supermarket a few times.
“The club doctor called to tell me and, to be honest, I did ask whether it could be 100 per cent accurate or whether my results could have got muddled up. Maybe if I had been displaying any symptoms then it might have made sense.
“But in my head it wasn’t adding up.”