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Ahead of their FA Cup tie against Chorley, Derby County has been hit by a huge coronavirus outbreak.
According to BBC Sport It has affected several members of the first team and the squad, and puts their immediate matches in serious doubt.
As a result, the training ground has had to be closed with immediate effect, and all those affected, as well as their close contacts, will, in accordance with the current coronavirus protocol, self-isolate.
Once again, we have a situation that highlights how prevalent the pandemic continues to be, and while the Government has given the green light to elite sport despite a national shutdown, it remains to be seen how sustainable that decision is.
Too many teams are now reporting multiple covid cases within their ranks, and the end result can only be a total shutdown of all sports, not just grassroots, to help stop the spread.