Eddie Jones reveals coronavirus fears over England trio
Eddie Jones has revealed England are sweating on three players who might haveto withdraw from the national training camp due to coronavirus concerns.
Headcoach Jones named a much-changed 28-man squad featuring 12 uncapped players onMonday, for a three-day camp.
Jones was already unable to select players fromhalf of the Premiership, with the top four embroiled in the play-offs and Saleand Worcester facing a rearranged match on Wednesday after the Sharks’ 19positive Covid cases.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Greater Manchester will be placed into Tier 3 Covid alert level, despite opposition from local leaders over financial support.
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The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further21,330 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the totalnumber of cases in the UK to 762,542. The Government also said a further 241people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as ofTuesday. This brings the UK total to 43,967. It is the highest daily figurereported since 258 deaths were reported on June 5 but there is often a delayin the reporting of deaths over a weekend. Separate figures published by theUK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 59,000 deaths registered inthe UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
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Education unions are calling for a temporary ban on school absence fines asthousands of pupils return to classrooms in England and Wales. Over a quarterof parents say they are not ready to send their..
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