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Six EPL players test positive for coronavirus

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Six English Premier League players have tested positive for coronavirus following a series of tests conducted on Sunday and Monday.

The identity of the six has not been revealed but they will forced to self isolate themselves for a period of two weeks.

A total of 19 clubs have undergone the mandatory tests involving a total of 748 players ahead of the league return slated for June.

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The coronavirus pandemic caused an indefinite suspension of the league in March as discussions are underway on how the remaining 92 games remaining will be played.

On Tuesday training was to begin with players instructed to train in groups of five and maintain social distance.

During this period, flags, goal posts and balls will be disinfected as players and staff will undergo a mandatory test after every two weeks.

In a statement the league head said that the results will be made public for the sake of transparency and build the much needed integrity.

They continued by confirming that not much details will be given of those who will test positive to protect those affected.

The 12 June return date now hangs in the balance since a number of players have already tested positive at this time.

The German Bundesliga which began over the weekend saw a number of changes including playing without any fans in the stadiums.

Players maintained unusual celebrations maintaining social distance and avoiding shaking of hands as has been the case.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international


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