NEWS ROUNDUP: Rafael Benitez & JLR
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All residents living in three Covid-19 hotspots in Liverpool are being urged to get tested as soon as possible to break the chain of infection. Riverside, Greenbank and Picton had a total of 335 cases from 19 – 25 June, accounting for around one in five of the confirmed infections across the city over the past week.
Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Halewood has suffered another outbreak of Covid-19 as cases continue to rise on Merseyside. Three people from the same 10-person team are understood to have tested positive for the virus in the latest outbreak at the plant.
Former Everton captain Phil Jagielka has warned Rafael Benitez he faces a "rocky start" at Goodison Park. The Spaniard arrived at the club's Finch Farm training base on Wednesday morning. Jagielka said the best way for Benitez to win over the dissenters was to make a big impact early on. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, a boyhood Toffees supporter, welcomed Benitez’s arrival. “Rafa Benitez is joining Everton Football Club at an exciting time,” he said. “On behalf of the board of directors I wish him well in achieving success for our football club – success our supporters long for and deserve.”
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