Confirmed: Six people test positive to Covid-19 tests ahead of training resumption

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As part of the Premier League’s efforts to resume football as soon as possible, the league body has put plans in place for testing to be done frequently among players and staff, in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

On Monday, the Premier League announced that teams can return to training in “small groups” as of Tuesday after a meeting of shareholders approved the plans.

The Premier League has confirmed that there were six positive Covid-19 results returned from a total of 748 tests administered to players and club staff on Sunday and Monday.

One of the positive tests has been revealed as Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan, whom the club says is “asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home.”

The individuals who tested positive will now go into quarantine for a period of seven days.

“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,” a statement read. “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.

“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.”

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