Register Login Live

Coronavirus

EPL Confirms Six New COVID-19 Cases

Ahead of English football's proposed return to the pitch, the Premier League has confirmed there are six new coronavirus cases across three clubs after recent tests.

Nani Names Ex-Bucs Star Among His Idols

On Tuesday, the EPL announced that six people have tested positive for COVID-19 after a total of 748 tests were administered to players and members of staff.

The positive cases come from just three teams, although the individuals who have contracted the virus were not named. It has, however, since been confirmed that three of the cases come from Watford.  

"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," a statement on the Premier League's official website read.

Stand a chance to win a R250 shopping voucher for completing four short coronavirus surveys here!

"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."

Since the announcement, Burnley have revealed that their assistant manager Ian Woan has also tested positive for COVID-19.

'I Was Better Than Ronaldo & Messi!'

The English top flight is expected to resume next month, after being suspended since March due to the rapid spreading of the virus in the country.

How excited are you for EPL football to return? Let us know in the comments section below. 

comments

Top 5

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

8 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Breaking! Pitso Clinches Second Champions League Title

313 Nov 27, 2020 10:57 PM in Players Abroad

Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

15 Nov 27, 2020 09:34 AM in World News

Gould Signs With PSL Newbies

26 Nov 26, 2020 09:45 AM in Siyagobhoza

Breaking! Pitso Clinches Second Champions League Title

313 Nov 27, 2020 10:57 PM in Players Abroad

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

88 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

15 Nov 27, 2020 09:34 AM in World News

In Pictures: Pitso & Al Ahly Celebrate Record CAF CL Title

34 Nov 28, 2020 10:54 AM in Players Abroad

Maradona's Last Words On Messi & Ronaldo

5 Nov 27, 2020 08:36 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent: I’m Not Surprised By What He Did Against Chiefs

18 Nov 26, 2020 01:33 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Memela: Why I Left Pirates…

22 Nov 26, 2020 01:15 PM in Orlando Pirates