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5 positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

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The Premier League in England said on Monday that five people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the virus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

EditPro | Lagos Metropolitan newspaper Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi after scoring his sides third goal during the premier league match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns on September 26, 2020 in West Bromwich, England.

“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday Oct. 5 and Sunday Oct. 11,  1,128 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were five new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statemenot.

A total of 34 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in six rounds of testing since the new campaign began on Sept. 12.(Reuters/NAN)

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