The English Premier League tested 2,752 players and employees for the coronavirus. Here are the results and what it means

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Premier League clubs have agreed to begin contact training as preparations intensify for the resumption of English football next month.
As part of Project Restart, players and staff are tested for coronavirus twice a week, with positive tests forced to self-isolate for seven days.

Earlier this week, the Premier League said it had tested 1,008 players and staff, reporting that four were positive at three different clubs. Since the start of testing in May. 17 2752 tests were carried out and 12 people – 0.2% – tested positive. In the next round of tests, the number of tests available for each club will drop from 50 to 60. The British government launched its own national test and trace system on Thursday, which will also force people to even isolate themselves if they don’t. I have no COVID-19 symptoms, as the country seems to be breaking free. The government also approved the restart of closed-door sporting events from June 1.
The 20 Premier League clubs voted unanimously to resume contact training on Wednesday – moving to phase two of “Project Restart”.

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“Teams are now able to train in groups and tackle each other while minimizing unnecessary close contact,” the league said in a statement. A date for the return of the league could be agreed later this week, with a restart on June 19 on the table, reports said. Clubs receive millions of television revenues each year through deals with broadcasters, including Sky and BT
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as well as international broadcasters. These revenues would be threatened if the season did not resume. Clubs could still be forced to pay a potential £ 330 million rebate to broadcasters even if the season is over, reports have said.
German football returned in May. 16 – the first major European league to do so – with matches played in empty stadiums. Substitutes and non-player staff were forced to sit with masks, while field celebrations were limited to players touching the elbows and, in some cases, dancing from a safe distance. False crowd sounds were added to some of the games broadcast in the United States this weekend, prompting a mixed reaction.
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Premier League fans will certainly be treated when it finally returns with an exceptional TV schedule. Viewers could be scheduled for five consecutive games on Saturdays and Sundays, with matches also scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, reports said.
Despite plans to return to the field, a number of top players, including Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté and Watford captain Troy Deeney, have refused to resume training. Sergio Agüero of Manchester City voiced concerns over the resumption of the league.

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