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Covid-19: Six EPL stars test positive

May 19, 2020

.748 tests carried out in first phase

Odiko Godwin

The Premier League has confirmed it has received six positive tests for coronavirus from three clubs after the first phase of mass testing.

A total of 748 tests have been carried out over the weekend and it is unclear whether they include players, non-playing staff or a combination of both.

Clubs and individuals have not been disclosed by Premier League for data protection reasons, and clubs are expected to take part in a second phase of testing later this week.

“The Premier League can today confirm that on Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19,” a Premier League statement read on Tuesday.

“Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs. Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.

Meanwhile, Champions elect Liverpool on Tuesday welcomed players back to Melwood as top flight football nears its return.

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The likes of Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were all spotted heading into the club’s training ground.

Manchester United will resume training today for the first time in more than two months – observing the strict social distancing measures.

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