The Premier League has officially announced that there have been no positive tests for coronavirus in their latest set of testing.
1,195 players and club staff were tested on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June across all 20 sides and the news that not a single one of them has COVID-19 is a major boost for ‘Project Restart’.
The news comes after there was just one positive test in the previous round and means the total number of positives stays at 13 from 6,274 tests administered.
The league is currently scheduled to resume on June 17, with Aston Villa set to take on Sheffield United and Manchester City due to host Arsenal.
There have been zero positive tests for coronavirus in the Premier League’s latest set of testing
Speaking about the imminent return of the league, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “We are pleased to provide fans with further updates on the provisional restart of the Premier League season.
“We know it won’t be the same without our loyal supporters in stadiums but, together with our broadcast partners, we are able to ensure fans can watch or listen to each match live from home.
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A sign reads “Thank you NHS”, at the entrance to a COVID-19 testing centre set up to test NHS workers at Brighton’s AMEX
“It is important that as many people as possible can access our games so we are extremely happy that more than a third of our remaining fixtures will be televised free-to-air here in the UK.
“I am delighted we are able to take another positive step towards the season returning in just under two weeks’ time.”
The Championship is also planning a return on June 20, with the EFL…