Football: Six positive COVID-19 results confirmed after mass EPL testing

Football: Six positive COVID-19 results confirmed after mass EPL testing
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Mass COVID-19 testing among English Premier League teams has revealed six positive results from three separate teams.

The EPL is slowly working towards a late-June return to action and has cleared all 20 clubs to resume non-contact training.

As part of that process, 748 players and club officials have been tested for coronavirus, with just six set to sit out two weeks in quarantine. League officials have provided no details on who they are.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days," the league says.

"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing."

June 19 has been tentatively circled for a return, as the EPL tries to complete the 92 remaining league games before October.

Germany’s top-flight became the first major European league to return to action on the weekend.

The Bundesliga returned 10 positives out of 1700 tests, on May 5, before its return to training.

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