JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 09:10 GMT+7
Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus
The logo of the English Premier League. Photo: AFP

London -- England's Premier League on Saturday said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season.

In all, 996 players and club staff were tested over three days last week for COVID-19.

"Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs," said an EPL statement.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days."

In previous tests on May 17 and 18, a total of 748 individuals were tested with six testing positive from three clubs.

"The six ... are still within their seven-day self-isolation period" and did not feature in the recent round of testing.

"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency," said the statement.

"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."

On Friday, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said he was confident the top-flight season would resume in mid-June.

Clubs returned to socially distanced training in small groups this week and the league hope to begin playing the remaining 92 matches on June 12 or 19.

Amongst the six who had already tested positive were Watford defender Adrian Mariappa as well as two members of the club's staff.

Watford manager Nigel Pearson also revealed two more of his squad are in self-isolation after members of their family tested positive for the virus.

AFP

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news