The Premier League has confirmed that the latest round of coronavirus screenings has showed positive results from two more players and staff.
Under the new protocol of the Premier League, anyone who tests positively must spend seven days in self-isolation before undergoing fresh screening and re-joining training sessions.
“Today, the Premier League can confirm that 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 19, Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22, two of whom tested positively,” the league’s statement read on Saturday.
“Members or team staff who have tested positive must also become self-isolated for seven days. The number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50, for the second round of testing.”
The statement went on: “Previously, on 17-18 May 748 players and team personnel had been screened for COVID-19, including six positive results from three clubs.”
Moreover, “The six who tested positive in the first round of testing are not included in the 19-22 May figures, as they are still within their seven-day period of self-isolation.”