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    Thursday, June 04, 2020, 16:28
    One positive result at Spurs in latest PL COVID-19 tests
    By Reuters
    Thursday, June 04, 2020, 16:28 By Reuters

    Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli (C) and his teammates warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League football match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur, in Leipzig, eastern Germany on March 10, 2020. (ODD ANDERSEN / AFP)

    Tottenham Hotspur confirmed a person from the club had tested positive for COVID-19, the only positive result in the latest round of testing ahead of the Premier League’s restart on June 17.

    The club said in a statement here on Wednesday that the person was asymptomatic and would now self-isolate for seven days.

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    “Due to medical confidentiality, the individual’s name will not be disclosed,” the club said.

    The Premier League confirmed in a separate statement here that there had been only one positive result in the latest round of testing when 1,197 players and club staff were checked.

    In the four previous rounds of testing since players resumed training last month, there were 12 positives.

    No matches have been played in the Premier League since March when the novel coronavirus outbreak shut down world sport.

    READ MORE: Spurs' Dier charged by FA for confronting fan after Cup loss to Norwich

    Clubs voted to resume contact training, including tackling, this week and British media reported teams will be allowed to play friendly matches in a bid to regain match fitness before the remaining nine rounds of fixtures are played.

    Tests were also conducted in the second-tier Championship over the last four days and the English Football League (EFL) said in a statement here that nine people from six clubs had tested positive and were now self-isolating.

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