English Premier League has confirmed that two of the league players has tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic from the second round testing for the virus.
Second round of testing for coronavirus by the Premier League finds two positive tests from 996 players and club staff.
Premier League announce results of second round of Covid-19 testing: two positive tests from 996 players and staff.
Second round of testing for coronavirus by the Premier League finds two positive tests from 996 players and club staff. pic.twitter.com/yQQiuXLhsF
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“The Premier League can today confirm that on Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs,” the league’s statement read on Saturday.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.
“For the second round of testing, the number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50.
“Previously, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 on 17-18 May, with six testing positive from three clubs.
“The six who tested positive in the first round of testing are not included in the figures for 19-22 May, as they are still within their seven-day self-isolation period.
“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.”