Two Premier League Players Test Positive In Latest Round Of COVID-19 Testing

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 14 – Two Premier League players have tested positive for COVID-19 from the latest round of 1,200 tests.

Testing took place on Thursday and Friday, with the unnamed player involved as Norwich beat Spurs 2-1 in a friendly at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, also on Friday.

Spurs confirmed they have no positive tests and said the Canaries player had “no close contacts” with their team.

He will self-isolate for seven days.

The Premier League, suspended since 13 March, is set to resume behind closed doors on 17 June when Aston Villa host Sheffield United at 18:00 BST, with Manchester City v Arsenal at 20:15.

The Canaries – six points from Premier League safety – host 14th place Southampton on Friday, 19 June at 18:00 in their first fixture of the restarted campaign. The player who tested positive for Covid-19 will miss that match.

There have now been 16 positive results from 8,687 tests in total.

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A Spurs statement on Saturday said the club was following the government’s definition of “close contact” as being within two metres of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more.

The club added: “The Norwich player in question has confirmed he had no ‘close contacts’ with our team yesterday and our squad has also verified this.”

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