Two positive cases in latest round of PL Coronavirus Testing

The Premier League confirmed on Saturday that two more people had tested positive for the Coronavirus from the latest round of 1,200 tests to take place on Thursday and Friday.

An unnamed Norwich player was one of them, and the Canaries announced that the player will self-isolate for seven days. He will therefore miss their first game of the restart against Southampton on Friday 19th June.

The player featured in Daniel Farke’s side’s 2-1 friendly victory over Tottenham on Friday , but Spurs have stated that they have no positive cases as the Norwich player had ‘no close contact’ with their squad. As a result, no Tottenham player or member of staff will have to self isolate ahead of their game against Manchester United next Friday.

In a club statement to the BBC, Spurs explained that:

“Close contact has been defined by the Government as being within two meters of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more. The Norwich player in question confirmed he had no close contacts with our team, and our squad also verified this.

Our testing has continued to return only negative results for Covid-19 since one positive reading was confirmed almost two weeks ago.”

There have now been a total of 16 positive cases from 8,678 tests conducted as the Premier League gears up for it’s return on Wednesday, with Arsenal hosting Manchester City and Sheffield United travelling to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa.

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