Premier League Coronavirus testing: Bournemouth player one of two new positives

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Joshua King of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea FC at Vitality Stadium on February 29, 2020 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

An unnamed Bournemouth player is one of two new coronavirus cases discovered by the latest round of Premier League tests – taking the overall total of positive results to eight.

The Cherries said the player’s identity will not be disclosed – they will now self-isolate for seven days. The other positive was at a different club which has not been named. Tests took place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, with 996 players and club staff tested.

“Following strict adherence to the Premier League’s return to training regulations, the club’s training ground remains a safe working environment for players and backroom staff, who will continue to be tested for Covid-19 twice per week,” said Bournemouth.

The first round’s results, announced on 19 May, saw six positives at three clubs from the 748 players and staff tested.


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