‘At least 10’ Sydney Swans players tested positive for Covid after boat trip before Christmas – Sky Sports Breaking News 2021

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At least 10 Sydney players tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend in the biggest outbreak ever recorded for the sport, Seven reports.

At least 10 Sydney Swans players have tested positive for COVID-19. Screengrab via Seven News.

At least 10 Sydney players tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend in the sport’s largest ever recorded outbreak, Seven reports.

The AFL players are currently on a break after finishing pre-Christmas training, but the double-digit Swans have been caught in the current NSW outbreak.

NSW recorded 3,057 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8pm last night.

While all Swans players are vaccinated, special breakouts can occur with the Omicron variant appearing more frequently across Australia.

The current vaccines are very effective in stopping serious illness and hospitalization but have less effect at stopping the virus at all – just as with most vaccines for most diseases – especially with Omicron.

“The Swans are scrambling as the Covid virus outbreak sweeps their group, with more than 10 players testing positive in recent days,” reporter Mitch Cleary told Seven News.

NSW today confirms 3,000 cases registered; The Swans players enjoyed a boat cruise late last week as they finished their practice before Christmas.

“All the players have been vaccinated but it would be a setback for their return in the new year.

“This latest example is the biggest outbreak at an AFL club to date and is likely to give the AFL new considerations for its Covid plans for 2022 after it announced in recent weeks that they will try to move forward amid the outbreak.”

Pelicans confirmed the outbreak on Tuesday evening.

“The Sydney Swans can confirm that certain members of their football division, including players, have tested positive for Covid-19 while on leave,” the club said in a statement.

“All affected players and staff have been vaccinated twice and are all in good health.

“The club’s primary concern is the health and safety of all players, staff and their families.

All positive cases adhere to the relevant state government health directives.

“All members of the Football Program have returned negative Covid tests before this year’s final training session on Wednesday, December 15, in line with AFL protocols that include weekly PCR testing, as well as regular rapid antigen testing.

The football department employees and players are scheduled to return from vacation on Thursday, January 6, 2022.”

AFL CEO Gillon MacLachlan said earlier this month that the league plans to move forward through the Covid outbreak through 2022.

“It’s evolving, we keep talking with states and health officials and they will keep changing,” MacLachlan said Dec. 4.

“In general, we will work with the state with the rules of the state and we will continue to play.

“Protocols are a little different this week than they were last week and will continue to change, but at scale we will continue to play.”

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At least 10 Sydney players tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend in the sport’s largest ever recorded outbreak, Seven reports.

The AFL players are currently on a break after finishing pre-Christmas training, but the double-digit Swans have been caught in the current NSW outbreak.

NSW recorded 3,057 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8pm last night.

While all Swans players are vaccinated, special breakouts can occur with the Omicron variant appearing more frequently across Australia.

The current vaccines are very effective in stopping serious illness and hospitalization but have less effect at stopping the virus at all – just as with most vaccines for most diseases – especially with Omicron.

“The Swans are scrambling as the Covid virus outbreak sweeps their group, with more than 10 players testing positive in recent days,” reporter Mitch Cleary told Seven News.

NSW today confirms 3,000 cases registered; The Swans players enjoyed a boat cruise late last week as they finished their practice before Christmas.

“All the players have been vaccinated but it would be a setback for their return in the new year.

“This latest example is the biggest outbreak at an AFL club to date and is likely to give the AFL new considerations for its Covid plans for 2022 after it announced in recent weeks that they will try to move forward amid the outbreak.”

Pelicans confirmed the outbreak on Tuesday evening.

“The Sydney Swans can confirm that certain members of their football division, including players, have tested positive for Covid-19 while on leave,” the club said in a statement.

“All affected players and staff have been vaccinated twice and are all in good health.

“The club’s primary concern is the health and safety of all players, staff and their families.

All positive cases adhere to the relevant state government health directives.

“All members of the Football Program have returned negative Covid tests before this year’s final training session on Wednesday, December 15, in line with AFL protocols that include weekly PCR testing, as well as regular rapid antigen testing.

The football department employees and players are scheduled to return from vacation on Thursday, January 6, 2022.”

AFL CEO Gillon MacLachlan said earlier this month that the league plans to move forward through the Covid outbreak through 2022.

“It’s evolving, we keep talking with states and health officials and they will keep changing,” MacLachlan said Dec. 4.

“In general, we will work with the state with the rules of the state and we will continue to play.

“Protocols are a little different this week than they were last week and will continue to change, but at scale we will continue to play.”

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