Premier League: six positive coronavirus tests at three clubs

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Most Premier League teams have nine games to play in the 2019-20 season

On Sunday and Monday, six positive coronavirus tests were carried out at three Premier League clubs, as the elite set to resume in June.

Unidentified players or staff who tested positive will now self-isolate for seven days.

A total of 748 players and the staff of 19 clubs were tested. The remaining club tested on Tuesday and will therefore be included in Saturday’s results.

Teams begin contactless training starting Tuesday.

The Premier League has been suspended since March 13 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with 92 games remaining.

The league had previously identified June 12 for the matches to start again, but is now expected to be postponed.

“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competitive integrity and transparency,” he said in a statement.

“No specific details on the clubs or the individuals will be provided by the league and the results will be made public in this way after each series of tests. “

Clubs have been allowed to test up to 40 staff members and some have not used their full allowance, while some samples have yet to be processed.

At Monday’s Project Restart meeting, leading English clubs agreed to implement one of the return-to-training protocols.

In addition to training in small groups of no more than five, sessions should not exceed 75 minutes for each player. Social distance must be respected.

Official protocols sent to players and managers last week, obtained by the BBC, have revealed that corner flags, balls, cones, goal posts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session. training.

Ongoing measurements in other directions include biweekly tests as well as a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature control.

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The German Bundesliga has become the first major European football league to restart after the coronavirus shutdown when it resumed behind closed doors this weekend.

It took the Bundesliga almost five weeks to start contactless training and play games. After Monday’s Premier League announcement, the deadline would mean June 19 or 26 for a potential restart.

Each team in the German elite has been quarantined, going from a hotel to its training ground during the week before the restart.

Premier League medical adviser Mark Gillett said Monday that there will be talks in the coming weeks about whether the clubs should stay in a hotel for 14 days before the match resumes.

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