Two new COVID-19 instances in Premier League

“The Premier League can at the moment affirm that on Tuesday 19 Could, Thursday 21 Could and Friday 22 Could, 996 gamers and membership workers had been examined for COVID-19. Of those, two have examined optimistic from two golf equipment,” a Premier League assertion on Saturday learn.

“Gamers or membership workers who’ve examined optimistic will now self-isolate for a interval of seven days.”

The Premier league mentioned it could not be offering particulars of the identities of the 2 new optimistic assessments.

No matches have been performed within the Premier League since March, however the authorities has given the inexperienced gentle for a return for elite sport on June 1.

The Premier League’s ‘Undertaking Restart’ hopes to renew subsequent month with June 19 a mooted date.

The newest take a look at outcomes, with 248 extra individuals examined within the second spherical, shall be seen as a step ahead for Undertaking Restart going into Tuesday’s Premier League shareholders’ assembly, the place golf equipment are anticipated to debate the protocols of shifting to contact coaching.


The six individuals who examined optimistic within the first spherical weren’t checked this time attributable to being in self-isolation, whereas the capability of testing at every membership has elevated from 40 to 50.

After golf equipment unanimously voted on Monday to renew restricted group coaching, gamers up and down the league have returned to their coaching grounds with teammates this week after greater than two months away.

However there may be nonetheless some considerations for gamers, with the likes of Watford captain Troy Deeney and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante staying away over security fears.

It has been a very powerful time for Watford as, together with Mariappa, two members of workers examined optimistic, whereas boss Nigel Pearson revealed on Friday that a number of of his gamers had been at dwelling in isolation after members of their household had the virus.

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says professional sport can resume from June 8.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says skilled sport can resume from June eight.Credit score:AP

In the meantime, La Liga has been given the go-ahead to restart from June eight, based on Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in an deal with to the nation.

The Spanish top-flight was suspended on March 12 due to coronavirus however the league stepped up its preparations for a resumption as group coaching of as much as 10 gamers was allowed initially of the week.

There are 11 rounds of fixtures nonetheless to play in La Liga, which can affirm a return date within the coming days though Javier Tebas, the league’s president, has said June 12 is an possibility.

“The resumption of main skilled sporting competitions and, specifically, La Liga shall be allowed from the week of June eight,” Sanchez mentioned in a quote based on the BBC.

The Segunda Division – Spain’s second tier – has additionally been cleared to renew on the identical date.


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