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Six players in The English Premier League tested positive for Covid 19. The news comes after clubs resume training for small contactless groups.
RTE Sport reports that the tests were carried out on Sunday and Monday. The tests will also be carried out twice, as agreed by the clubs. It is reported that about 40 tests will be carried out in all clubs in each training session. The Premier League issued a statement confirming that six players tested positive for Covid 19. He said: “The Premier League can confirm today that on Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six were positive in three clubs ”.
The statement said that players and team officials six cases will now have to isolate themselves for a week. "Players or club officials who tested positive now isolate themselves for a period of seven days," the statement said. Burnley revealed that a member of his team was diagnosed with the virus. They said Ian Woan is asymptomatic and will enter the 7-day self-isolation period.
Training was resumed this week in small groups and, of course, there was no contact due to established protocols. The first phase of the training will see groups of about 5 trains allowed, while practicing strict procedures of social distance. Sessions are also not allowed, with more than 75 minutes. Yesterday I reported that the Premier League has agreed to the protocols established by Project Restart, which allowed clubs to form groups of five. RTE Sport informs that another Premier League meeting will be held on March 26 to discuss contact training.
There were suggestions that the league should resume in mid-June. However, with the current cases now, it is likely that this delayed the date a little more.