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EPL: 4 Test Positive for Covid-19, Contact Training Continues

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FOUR people from three teams in the English Premier League have tested positive for Covid-19, but training will resume.

But, the clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training.

This after 1,008 players and staff were tested in the third round of testing.

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The league said phase two of Project Restart will see players “train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact.”

The season will resume when “conditions allow,” it stated.

So far 12 people have tested positive after 2,752 tests across the league.

Premier League players are tested twice a week for coronavirus.

Any players or staff members who test positive must self-isolate for a period of seven days.

The decision to return to contact training was agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), the League Managers’ Association (LMA) and the government.

Plans for the third phase of Project Restart include a step towards normal training and build-up to competitive games, the BBC reported.

 

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