The English Premier League, EPL, has announced that two more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus from two clubs after the second batch of testing.
The media had reported that the League on Tuesday announced that six people tested positive for the novel coronavirus from three clubs after the first phase of mass testing.
The English top-flight league confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.
The statement reads: “The Premier League can today (Saturday) confirm that on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs.
“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.”
The Premier League said it would not be providing details of the identities of the two new positive tests.
According to the League, another round of tests are scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday.
All 20 clubs will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide whether they can move to phase two of the restart and allow full contact training.
However, Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is the highest in Europe with an official figure of 36,675 as of Saturday.
Recall that Watford’s Adrian Mariappa, had on Wednesday revealed he tested positive for the virus after the announcement was made that six people tested positive from three clubs.