EFL: 8 new COVID-19 cases recorded with days to restart of league

EFL: 8 new COVID-19 cases recorded with days to restart of league

- EFL will be back in days but there are eight new cases of the deadly coronavirus recorded

- Championship club Brentford confirmed one of the staff contracted the virus

- Individuals from six other teams are reported that have been among positive cases

- League One had two cases of positive results while League Two have zero cases

The EFL have recorded eight positive results from coronavirus testing after a total of 2213 tests were carried out on players in the Championships.

The reports further revealed that all of the eight positive cases recorded were from six different clubs with three left to resume the Championship season.

Brentford confirmed that one of their staff contracted the disease as they look to restart their campaign against Fulham at the weekend.

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Two individuals tested positive out of 254 tests carried across four teams in League One League while League Two did not have any patient with COVID-19 out of the 174 tests carried out.

The people who tested positive to coronavirus will now have to isolate themselves according to the EFL guideline rules.

EFL: 8 new COVID-19 cases recorded with days to restart of league
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The individuals will only be allowed back into their respective training grounds until they have provided their negative test results.

League One action begins on July 3, while League Two will head straight to playoff from Thursday, June 18.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Marcus Rashford is set to feed 3 million people who are in need in Manchester amid the global pandemic.

The Manchester United striker has vouched to feed more families as the days go by during the lockdown period.

The England international in the past month raised funds to feed 2 million people and has now reached another milestone, adding another million to it.

Legit.ng also reported that Neymar's name was mistakenly added to low-paid workers aiming to get funds from the government amid the global pandemic, UOL reports.

The case has now been identified as identity theft where the Paris Saint-Germain's star's name, date of birth and his personal identification number was included among 600 workers aiming to get welfare payment from the federal government.

These workers are those whose jobs and income have been put on hold for the past three months during the lockdown period.

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