Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that one of their staff members has tested positive for COVID-19, via their official website.
The latest round of testing was held as plans for Project Restart ramp up; Premier League football is set to return on June 17, with Sheffield United playing Aston Villa and Manchester City playing Arsenal.
Thereafter, there will be a full round of fixtures that weekend, allowing clubs to get back into the swing of top-flight action.
Spurs, though, have revealed that the tests held at their training centre have thrown up one positive result.
The club states that, “due to medical confidentiality”, they are not in a position to name the person, though they say that the individual is asymptomatic.
They will now self-isolate for seven days in line with protocol and further testing will then be conducted.
It is not clear, as mentioned, if the person is a player or a member of the club’s staff.
It is the only positive test within the Premier League in the latest round, per The Athletic’s David Ornstein. A total of 1,197 people were tested this time around; in total, the Premier League has seen 5,079 tests, with 13 positive results.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
This is another sobering reminder that the virus remains prevalent and that the current global pandemic is not going away fast.
However, the fact that only one person from 1,197 tested has come back positive – a rate of 0.0008% – is encouraging news.
Indeed, it is remarkably unlikely to slam the brakes on plans to get Premier League football back on our television screens.
One merely has to hope that the number of positive tests continue to dwindle as the weeks continue, and that those who may catch the virus make a full, and swift, recovery.
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