Premier League: Latest coronavirus tests show zero positive cases

There have been no new positive cases confirmed in the latest round of Premier League coronavirus testing.

The Premier League say they tested 1,195 players and club staff for COVID-19 on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June.

This is the sixth round of testing and the second time there have been zero positives, with just one positive in total in the last three rounds.

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The news is a boost to the Premier League and their plans for Project Restart, with the action scheduled to resume on 17 June, when Aston Villa play Sheffield United and Manchester City face Arsenal.

Since the programme began, the Premier League has now carried out 6,274 tests for COVID-19, with 13 positives and 6,261 negatives.

There were six positives from three clubs in the first round of testing, followed by two positives from two clubs, four positives from three clubs, zero positives, one positive – and now a second all-clear.

Project Restart rules require a player who returns a positive test to remain away from group activities for 14 days (subject to the return of a negative test after seven days, should the player be asymptomatic).

Testing will continue on a twice-weekly basis.

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The Premier League 2019/20 season will provisionally restart on Wednesday, June 17 and Sky, the UK’s leading football broadcaster, will make 25 games available ‘free to air’ – including Everton vs Liverpool on the first full weekend back – for everyone in the UK to enjoy.

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