Latest Premier League Covid-19 results announced ahead of Sheffield United curtain raiser

The latest testing results of Premier League players and staff have made for encouraging reading in the week it was confirmed that Sheffield United would open Project Restart on June 17.

Saturday, 6th June 2020, 9:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th June 2020, 9:01 pm

Of nearly 1,200 people tested on Thursday and Friday this week, not a single positive test was returned by top tier clubs.

It is the second time in 10 days that the league has delivered a unanimously clear result. Only one positive test has been recorded in the last three rounds of tests from across all 20 clubs.

A Premier League statement said: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June, 1,195 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, zero have tested positive.”

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Aston Villa at Bramall Lane on December 14, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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