Premier League’s June 17 restart boosted by “Zero positive cases”
The Premier League return was handed a major boost as “zero positive cases” of COVID-19 was recorded in the latest test performed.
On Saturday, the latest test of every members of the clubs were performed and none of them from the Premier League side produced positive result. The Premier League is all set to restart from June 17 which awaits the UK Government approval.
However, the EFL announced that 10 positive cases were detected from the Championship clubs in the latest round of tests.
In a statement on the latest tests, Premier League writes:
The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, 1130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, zero have tested positive.
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 after each round of testing.
Nevertheless, in the previous three rounds of testing, a total of 12 positive cases were detected.
The league is set to restart from June 17 with two matches, Manchester City vs. Arsenal and Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United in the first day. The next round matches is set for June 19-21.