Premier League confirms 6 test positive for Coronavirus

The Premier League have published a statement confirming the results of 748 coronavirus tests that took place between Sunday and Monday.

Players and staff from 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs have been tested over the past 48 hours, with the remaining club going unnamed and being tested today.

From the initial tests carried out, six players and/or staff tested positive across three clubs. No clubs nor individuals have been named.

Clubs and league officials agreed on Monday that it was safe for players to return to small group training from today as stage one of ‘Project Restart’.

The ambition is to finish the 2019-20 campaign, with each club having 9-10 games still to finish. The league was officially suspended on 13 March following the COVID-19 outbreak which has hit the United Kingdom harder than any other European country to date.

Germany have led the way as the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga divisions returned this past weekend after players have been back in training for a month.

Both Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A are also planning to get their seasons completed with clubs in the former having as many as 11 games remaining.

A date of Friday 12 June 2020 has been thrown around but nothing has been made official as of yet.