English Premier League confirmed six positive coronavirus cases from three clubs in the first mass coronavirus testing of players and club staffs.
On May 17 and May 18, 748 players and staffs of 20 clubs were tested for COVID-19 and out of which six have tested positive from three clubs.
Premier League releases a statement on May 19 saying, “The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.”
Players and staff who have tested positive will have a quarantine period of 7 days before.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days,” the statement added.
Premier League have not provided the individual details are club name because of legal and operational requirements.
“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and oversight. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the Premier League due to legal and operational requirements,” the statement read.
Small-group training is to restart from Tuesday (May 19) afternoon after the League got the green light from the Government. The League is suspended from March 12 and is planning to resume it by June 12.