The Premier League’s deliberate restart on June 17 acquired an extra increase on Saturday when the most recent batch of novel coronavirus checks produced no constructive outcomes.

The checks had been carried out on Thursday and Friday.

“The Premier League can at the moment affirm that on Thursday 28 Might and Friday 29 Might, 1,130 gamers and membership employees had been examined for COVID-19. Of those, zero have examined constructive,” the league mentioned in an announcement right here.

Within the three earlier rounds of testing since gamers resumed coaching there have been 12 positives.

No Premier League matches have been performed since March however the league mentioned on Thursday that the season will restart on June 17 supplied all security necessities have been met.

Earlier on Saturday the federal government gave the inexperienced gentle for the resumption of elite sport in England from Monday, supplied that strict security pointers outlined in its Stage Three protocol had been adhered to.

The Premier League’s Chief Government Richard Masters mentioned he welcomed the federal government’s announcement however mentioned there was nonetheless work to be finished to “guarantee the protection of everybody concerned”.

“All main sports activities, together with the Premier League, have been working along with the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport to provide this Stage Three protocol,” he mentioned.

“We couldn’t have reached this level with out the complete assist of the Authorities, particularly DCMS, Public Well being England and the Chief Medical Officer’s staff.

“If all goes properly, we might be thrilled to renew the 2019/20 season in simply over two weeks’ time.”

There are 92 fixtures remaining, all of which might be performed with out followers, though the Premier League mentioned each sport might be broadcast reside within the UK by its current broadcast companions: Sky Sports activities, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

The Premier League had reached an settlement for a “vital proportion” of its remaining matches to be made obtainable for reside broadcast on free-to-air platforms, together with for the primary time BBC Sport.


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