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Barry and Eddie Hearn have coronavirus, other family clear

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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.