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EPL English Premier LeagueBBC: Six COVID-19 Tests Across Three Premier League Clubs Come Back Positive

BBC: Six COVID-19 Tests Across Three Premier League Clubs Come Back Positive

Six positive coronavirus tests were conducted on Sunday and Monday across three Premier League clubs, as the top flight prepares to resume in June.

748 players and staff from 19 clubs have been tested in total. The rest of the club did their tests on Tuesday so they’ll be included in the results on Saturday. Incidentally, squads begin non-contact training from Tuesday.

According to BBC, the six unnamed players or staff who tested positive will now isolate themselves for seven days.

“The Premier League provides this aggregated information for the integrity and transparency of the competition. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing,” the league said in a statement.

Previously, the league had identified 12 June as the date for matches to possibly start again, but now there is expectation that this will need to be pushed back.

Since 13 March, the Premier League has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with 92 fixtures yet to be played.

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