Two more positive coronavirus cases found in second batch of PL tests

Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the second batch of Premier League testing, reports Sky Sports.

Players and staff from the top-flight have undergone two lots of tests for the virus.

The first batch of 748 tests undertaken on last week resulted in six positive cases.

Now this week’s testing undertaken on Thursday and Friday at club training grounds has discovered a further two people with the virus out of 996 tests.

All of those tested received their results on Saturday, and the two new cases are from two different clubs, whose identities have not been confirmed.

The persons who have tested positive in the second batch will now be required to self-isolate.

Two more positive coronavirus cases have been found in the Premier League
Two more positive coronavirus cases have been found in the Premier League
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Only two clubs have confirmed that members of their staff have returned positive tests.

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa and two non-playing staff members tested positive in the first batch of tests.

Since then two more Watford players have gone into self-isolation after coming into contact with people who had tested positive for coronavirus.

Burnley also revealed assistant manager Ian Woan was carrying the virus despite being asymptomatic, and is now self-isolating for a period of seven days before further testing.

A number of professionals are still staying clear of their respective training grounds for fear of contracting the virus.

Chelsea have given N’Golo Kante permission to train at home after the midfielder expressed concerns over safety following a health scare two years ago.

Watford captain Troy Deeney has also refused to return to training and has been openly vocal about the Premier League’s attempts to restart the season in the current circumstances.

Deeney said on the Talk The Talk podcast : “We’re due back in this week. I’ve said I’m not going in. It’s nothing to do with financial gain.

“My son is five months and he’s had breathing difficulties. I don’t want to come home and put him in more danger.”

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has backed both players decision to stay at home.

“I fully respect their opinion and their decision to do that,” Henderson told Sky Sports.

“I think everybody is in a different situation with their family and at home. Ultimately, if you don’t feel comfortable or safe, you shouldn’t feel forced or pressured to come into work.”

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