Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn and now his father Barry have tested positive for coronavirus in the last few days.
Hearn Sr., who is head of the Professional Darts Corporation – and Hearn, a director of Matchroom Sport and head of Matchroom Boxing, confirmed the news.
Despite fears for Barry due to his age, the 72-year-old is reported as asymptomatic and is now following protocol.
“Matchroom Chairman Barry Hearn has tested positive for Covid-19. He has begun a period of self-isolation in accordance with UK government guidelines,” said a statement from the PDC.
“Barry feels well. He is not displaying any symptoms. Additional staff & family members have also been tested. All found negative.”
As for Eddie, the 41-year-old revealed the news from inside a Matchroom bubble for a forthcoming event.
“Gutted to just find out I tested positive for Covid-19 today. I have to leave the bubble immediately,” stated Hearn on Friday.
The Josh Buatsi v Marko Calic show this weekend will now go ahead without Hearn’s presence.
It’s live on Sky Sports this Sunday.