Sheffield Wednesday get all clear but ten test positive for Covid-19 elsewhere in latest round of Championship testing

Sheffield Wednesday received no positive tests for Covid-19 during the third round of testing of Championship clubs, The Star understands.

Saturday, 30th May 2020, 9:42 pm
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It was revealed on Saturday night by the EFL that ten individuals from eight Championship clubs have tested positive for Covid-19.

But no individuals from the Owls – who are back in training ahead of the anticipated return to competitive football within the next few weeks – were among those to test positive.

A total of 1,058 players and club staff from the second tier were tested over the course of Thursday and Friday with ten returning positive tests.

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Those who have tested positive will self-isolate along with government advice, with only those returning negative tests able to take part in training.

This is the third round of testing undertaken by Championship clubs. Previously two people from Hull City tested positive in the first round, while three players - Blackburn Rovers’ Elliott Bennett and two unnamed Fulham players - tested positive earlier this week.

It is not yet clear which clubs those testing positive this weekend were involved with.

Elsewhere, four League Two clubs have begun the testing programme as they gear up to a potential play-off campaign. Seven individuals from three clubs tested positive in the first round, which took place this weekend.

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