Tottenham confirm one positive COVID-19 test ahead of EPL restart

North London outfit, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that one of their personnel has tested positive for COVID-19.


In preparation for a possible resumption of the current season in the coming weeks, the English Premier League (EPL) has been conducting tests on players and officials across the 20 top-flight clubs.

Tottenham confirm positive test


This week's round of testing was the fifth to be conducted, with over 5 000 people reached in total.


A statement from the club read;


"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.
"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."Tottenham Hotspur

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This brings the total number of confirmed cases within the Premier League to 13 out of 5 079 tests conducted.


The latest positive case, linked with Spurs, was the only one out of 1 197 tests conducted during the fifth round of testing.


"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 from one club," a statement issued out by the Premier League read.
"Players or Club staff who test 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."Premier League


The EPL has been on a hiatus since March, with Liverpool within touching distance of a first-ever title since the English top-flight was remodelled in the 1990s.


The league is expected to restart on 17 June, with the fixture between Manchester City and Arsenal likely to be the main attraction on a day where Sheffield United and Aston Villa will also be squaring up.