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Bournemouth Keeper Reveals Positive COVID-19 Test

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Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has revealed he is one of the two Premier League players who tested positive to coronavirus over the weekend.

The 22-year-old English shot-stopper tested negative in the first round of tests last Monday before registering a positive test in the second round which was announced on Sunday.

The Premier League doesn’t reveal the identity of players or officials who test positive, but Ramsdale volunteered the information himself.

“I’ve been trying to figure it out for the past two days,” Ramsdale told The Sun.

“My test last Monday before we started training was negative.”

Only last week, Watford’s Adrian Mariappa tested positive along with Hornets assistant manager Ian Woan, who were among six positive tests.

In March, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was revealed to have tested positive to coronavirus, along with Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Numerous players have voiced their concerns about restarting the 2019-20 season due to health and safety fears, including Troy Deeney, Danny Rose and Sergio Aguero.

N’Golo Kante missed Chelsea training last week due to safety concerns but the Premier League’s Project Restart remains determined to re-commence the season behind closed doors.

Ramsdale, who has played all but one league game for Bournemouth this term, said he wasn’t sure how he’d contracted the virus.

“This last week, I’ve done the usual things like going to the supermarket and going to the petrol station to fill my car,” he said.

“Once you’ve contracted the virus, it shows in your blood. That was obviously not the case (after the first test) and it’s been the three days between the two tests when I’ve contracted the virus.

“I’ve been just as careful as before on lockdown and it seems to be a shopping trip where I’ve caught it.”

There’s been more than 261,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, along with 36,914 deaths at the time of writing.

Ben somerford
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