Tottenham confirm positive coronavirus test


Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have been informed by the Premier League that they have received one positive test for coronavirus following the latest round of testing.

The Premier League confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that one new individual had tested positive for coronavirus in the fifth round of testing.

Clubs in the top flight test players and staff twice a week as they build up to the restart of the season on June 17.

And following tests on 1197 people on Monday and Tuesday of this week, Spurs have confirmed that the positive test is from their club, but they will not be disclosing who it is who has tested positive.

“We have been informed by the Premier League that we have received one positive test for COVID-19 following the latest round of testing at our Training Centre,” a statement from Spurs read.

The club added that due to medical confidentiality, the individual’s name will not be disclosed.

“They are currently asymptomatic and will now self-isolate for seven days, in line with Premier League protocol, before undergoing further testing. We shall continue to strictly adhere to the Premier League’s Return to Training protocol, which ensures our Training Centre remains a safe and virus-free working environment,” the statement further read.

A statement from the Premier League said: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June, 1197 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one has tested positive,” a statement from the Premier League read.

It reiterated that the individual who tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.

“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.”

Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal will kick-off the resumption of the top-flight on June 17, as all four sides look to play the game in hand they have on the other 16 teams in the division.

Tottenham  will kick-off their campaign a few days later at home against Manchester United.

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By Mthokozisi Dube 

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