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Six test positive

The Premier League has this afternoon revealed that six players or staff tested positive for coronavirus in its first round of testing.

The league said that 748 tests were carried out and that the positive tests were spread across three clubs.

The tests are being done as part of a process designed to allow matches to restart in June. Squads were allowed to return to training, carried out according to physical distancing, on Tuesday.

The league said in a statement: “The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19.

“Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs. Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.

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

“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the Premier League due to legal and operational requirements.”

West Ham is not one of three clubs mentioned in the statement and no tests have come back positive for any Hammers players.

All West Ham players reported for training at Rush Green this morning with none refusing to train.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Six test positive

  1. That’s 6 people that were obviously showing no symptoms and would have been passing on the virus to others, they can now isolate and so stop spreading the virus. So this extra testing being carried out because of football is actually a good thing maybe.

  2. Sean, what is the ramifications for these clubs players/ staff members families?
    Are the staff members now isolating at home or at the club’s hotel ?
    Does the club test the family members or others that those who are now confirmed positive
    come into contact with?

  3. Heres a bit of a left field question.As someone who used to play football and still runs most days the thought came to me last night.What happens when a player wants to spit or blow the gunk out of their nostrils because believe me you cannot play 90 minutes without doing these things unless you are super human.?.

  4. Surprise surprise..😠 and they want to restart….ffs

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