Premier League confirms 6 coronavirus positive tests among staff and players

Premier League confirms 6 coronavirus positive tests among staff and players

- Premier League has confirmed six positive tests for coronavirus from three clubs after first phase of mass testing

- Names of the affected players and staff have not been released

- The affected parties will have to undego mandatory 14-day self isolation

- A total of 748 samples were tested between Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18

Premier League has been dealt a blow on Tuesday, May 19, after six positive coronavirus cases were recorded among three clubs.

This came as the top flight prepares for a resumption, which is currently slated for June.

Reports from England indicate up to 748 staff and players were tested, with six of the tests coming out positive.

Names of the players and staff have not been made public.

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"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency," it said in a statement. 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," Premier League said in a statement.

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Individuals who tested positive will now have to undergo a mandatory 14-day self-isolation programme as their situation continues to be monitored.

The latest development sums up the challenges facing the Premier League which has been suspended since March 13.

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A total of 92 fixtures remain and officials were optimistic a restart in June was very possible.

A number of clubs have already resumed small-group training ahead of the expected restart, although there are still glaring concerns ahead of the restart.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that ahead of group training scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, players of Liverpool and Tottenham have arrived their respective training grounds for their final individual sessions.

It was however gathered that the stars can only train in 5s as they work together under strict social distancing rules and no contacts in place from Wednesday.

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All 20 clubs have agreed to return to training in small groups only on the condition that all protocols given to avoid the spread of coronavirus are followed.

Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Moura are among the Reds that have arrived the club base for their last solo sessions ahead of Wednesday, May 20 when they can grain in small groups.

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