Watford Coronavirus Positive Player Identified

Watford Coronavirus Positive Player Identified

Isaac Success club teammate international Adrian Mariappa has been identified as the Watford player that has contracted the deadly coronavirus.

Mariappa, 33, was one of six positive results to come back from the first wave of Premier League testing this week.

Two other members of Watford staff and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan also tested positive for coronavirus.

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Mariappa who lives with his partner and three of his four children, has spent lockdown dividing his time between following his Watford fitness programme and homeschooling.

And reacting to testing to covid-19 Mariappa revealed his shock at being told he was the Watford player who had tested positive for coronavirus, despite not displaying any symptoms or breaking social distancing guidelines.

Talking exclusively to Telegraph Sport, 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….”

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