English Premier League, Sports

Premier League: No new positive COVID-19 cases in fourth round of testing.

The Premier League has confirmed that there are no new positive COVID-19 results after 1,130 players and club staff were tested on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, after the fourth round of Premier League testing.

The league is set to return for June 17, testing will continue on a twice-weekly basis. A total of 12 people tested positive to coronavirus from over 2,700 tests conducted in the first three rounds.

A Premier League statement read: “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.”

The English Premier League set to resume on June 17.

Meanwhile, the UK government has given the green light for live competitive sport to return behind closed doors “in safe and carefully controlled environments” from June 1.

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