Football: Five positive in latest English Premier League Covid-19 tests

Football: Five positive in latest English Premier League Covid-19 tests

LONDON (REUTERS) – The English Premier League said on Monday (Oct 12) that five people had returned positive results in its latest round of Covid-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the virus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 5 October and Sunday 11 October, 1,128 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were five new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statement.

A total of 34 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in six rounds of testing since the new campaign began on Sept 12.