- Premier League confirms another person has tested for deadly coronavirus
- The league is due to resume on June 17 after about two months of no football action in the country
- The number of positive cases have now risen to 13 after five rounds of testing have taken place with over 1,100 personnel tested
Premier League can confirm that at least one person has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus less than 14 days to the resumption of the league.
The lone person whose identity has been kept anonymous will stay in isolation for the next seven days before undergoing another test.
According to the organisers, no fewer than 1,197 players and staff underwent the testing exercise as they continue to prepare for June 17 resumption date.
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BBC reports that not less than 13 people have been confirmed to have the infection while a total of 5,079 playing and non-playing personnel have been tested.
Since they returned to training last month, the Premier League players and staff undergo testing two times a week in a bid to keep them clean for EPL return.
It would be recalled that four people were said to be infected with COVID-19 towards the end of last month.
And barely six days later, one more case has been discovered but efforts are in place to ensure the infected person does not spread the virus.
Legit.ng earlier reported that The UK Government has finally given a go-ahead for competitive sports to return behind closed doors, with June 17 date set for the restart of the Premier League.
Fans went into wild jubilations last week when EPL chiefs confirmed that the action will return on Wednesday, June 17.
EPL Chief Executive Richard Masters revealed games would be played behind closed doors to avoid a second spike - with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden giving the plans the seal of approval at today's No10 briefing.
The decision was however reached as restrictions will be put in place with social distancing maximally observed.
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