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Two Premier League players or staff positive for Covid-19 after latest tests

The Premier League has confirmed that two further players and staff have returned positive results from the latest round of coronavirus screenings.

The governing body responsible for England‘s top flight began rolling out blanket tests on players from last weekend as part of plans to eventually restart the 2019-20 season, halted since March due to the pandemic. 

“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.

“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.

T”he 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.”

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