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Watford’s Mariappa tests positive for COVID-19

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Watford player Adrian Mariappa has announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Following the announcement of Watford forward Troy Deeney to opt-out of returning to training, the club has had three people test positive for the coronavirus.

Adrian Mariappa has revealed he was one of them.

He insists he showed no symptoms. However, following a test at the club as part of “project restart,” he discovered he was infected.

Mariappa told The Telegraph:

“It’s quite scary how you can feel absolutely fine and not really have left the house, and yet still get the virus.”

“If it wasn’t for the fact I had gone back to training and had this test, then I’d never have found out that I had the virus.”

“I would just be getting on with things as normal. That’s obviously quite a strange thought.”

“I live with three of my children, who are five, nine and 11, and my partner and, obviously, now I’m a bit worried about them.”

“They are all fine and are not showing any symptoms, but you can’t help but think about it.”

The Bundesliga has returned behind closed doors, and so far so good. Other leagues, such as La Liga, Serie A, and the Premier League have tentative dates in place. However, the decision to bring football back has been controversial, to say the least.