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Premier League Confirms The Presence of 6 Positive Cases of Coronavirus

The English Premier League Football Association announced on Tuesday that 6 people from 3 different clubs have tested positive for the new Coronavirus after examining 748 people.

“Players or members of technical staff whose samples are positive will be subject to isolation for a period of 7 days. The association provides this information for the fairness and transparency of the competition,” the Premier League said in a statement.

The Premier League has not provided specific details of clubs or individuals and the results will be announced in this way after each round of testing. ”

The players and the technical staff of the clubs were examined on Sunday and Monday before returning to training in small groups, according to Reuters.

Later on, Watford announced that 3 people, including one player, have tested positive for the virus and the three will be subject to self-isolation for 7 days in line with the English Premier League guidelines.

Burnley said that assistant coach Ian Wan was among the positive cases after he was examined last Sunday.

“In keeping with the strict requirements of the Premier League and following positive evidence of his sample, Ian has been sacked for 7 days and will be tested again in the week beginning Monday, May 25. Yan has no symptoms and is now at home and in good health. He will stay,” Burnley said in a statement. In close contact with club officials, he will return to participate in the exercises after getting rid of the virus. ”

On Monday, the Premier League voted to allow clubs to return to training in small groups without friction, and some clubs returned to training on Tuesday.

The association will decide at the beginning of next week, the date to resume training normally, and allow communication between individuals in the context of seeking to resume the season suspended since March 13.

On Saturday, the German Bundesliga became the first major European championship to resume activity, and the German Bundesliga announced on May 4 that there were 10 positive cases among 1700 people who had been tested before returning to training.


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