The Premier League (PL) often referred to as the English Premier League or the EPL has recorded eight (8) new coronavirus cases following the recent test on players and staff.
The development was announced in the PL’s Monday statement which, however, did not disclose the identity of the affected clubs and persons. Read the statement in part:
The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 12 October and Sunday 18 October, 1 575 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests.
The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days.
A total of 42 people including Liverpool’s Sadio Mane have tested positive for the virus in seven rounds of testing since the new campaign began on 12 September.
There have been more than 750 000 Covid-19 infections and over 43 000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally.
This comes when the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said the spread of coronavirus in Greater Manchester is “grave” and he may “need to intervene” if new measures under tier three which include pub closures and a ban on household mixing indoors are not agreed.
More: BBC News