Three Player has tested positive to coronavirus in the first round of tests conducted on premier league players and staff ahead of the opening weekend of new campaign.
The premier league confirmed in a statement released that it has received three positive tests in it’s first round of testing ahead of the new season.
The statement reads as follow, “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 31 August and Sunday 6 September, 1,605 players and Club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were three new positive tests,” a Premier League statement read on Monday.
“Players or Club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.”
Subsequently, Manchester City had on Monday confirmed that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive to COVID-19 infection and will now self-isolate in accordance with government guidelines.
The Premier League is set to return this weekend with Fulham hosting Arsenal on Saturday in the first fixture.