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Six EPL Players Test Positive For COVID-19

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Zainab Sanni

Six players at three Premier League clubs have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

EPL annouced this in a press statement on its website on Tuesday but did not provide details of the clubs or players.

The statement read: “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.

“Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.

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“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.”

Meanwhile, Watford captain Troy Deeney has said he will not return to training this week due to fears he could pass the virus on to his five-month-old son.

Deeney does not want to put his baby, who has had breathing difficulties, “in more danger” and has raised concerns over the increased risk to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) players.

“We’re due back in this week, I’ve said I’m not going in,” Deeney, 31, said.

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