London, May 28 (IANS) Two players from Fulham have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of results that the English Football League Championship club announced on Thursday.
“Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities,” the English Football League (EFL) said in a statement.
“Both players, who shall remain unnamed due to medical confidentiality, are now self-isolating in line with league and government guidance,” Fulham said in their statement.
Tests were carried out on 1,030 players and staff between Monday and Wednesday, the EFL said. Apart from the two Fulham players, only one more positive test has come thus far. The EFL hopes for a resumption of the season next month.
Earlier, four more positive tests came from the Premier League, raising the total number to 12 across the league.
The four cases have come from three clubs, with the league not announcing the names of those who tested positive for COVID-19.
“The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May, 1008 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, four have tested positive from three clubs,” a league statement said on Wednesday.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.”