Six positives in the Premier League
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Testing took place on Sunday and Monday, which brought six positive results in three Premier League clubs. Unnamed players or club employees have been moved to a seven-day quarantine.
A total of 748 players and employees from 19 clubs were tested. To complete the season, it is necessary to play 92 matches.
In previous days, the league has set the date of June 12 as the date of the restart, but with the latest information, it looks more like another postponement. "The league will not provide any specific information regarding clubs or individuals. The results will be published after each test round. "
At Monday's reunion meeting, English clubs agreed on more precise hygiene and safety measures for group training.
The German Bundesliga became the first major European league to restart the season after the coronavirus pandemic, resuming matches without spectators over the weekend. It took Germany almost five weeks from the introduction of contactless training to playing matches.
The Premier League will require approximately 40,000 tests to complete the season. The tests are performed by Digital Health Company Prenetics. Lasarow, the company's CEO, told BBC Sport, "The tests are 98.8% accurate." However, increasing the accuracy of the test guarantees repeated testing, which is carried out 48 hours after the first test. "