🚨 Aston Villa forced to close training ground following 'significant' Coronavirus outbreak
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🚨 Aston Villa forced to close training ground following 'significant' Coronavirus outbreak

Aston Villa have closed their Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant Coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement from the club on Thursday, the club revealed 'a large number of players and staff returned positive COVID-19 cases following their recent test. 

A statement from the club read; 

"A large number of first-team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation,"

"A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today,"

"First team training ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled,"

The latest developments put Villa's FA Cup tie against Liverpool scheduled for Friday night in jeopardy, with a descision set to be arrived at before the match is allowed to go on as planned. 

The Premier League has been hit with a considerable number of new coronavirus cases, with two matches so far postponed as a result. 

Manchester City are one of the most-hit clubs, with up to seven players testing positive in the last week.