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Tottenham Hotspur confirm positive coronavirus result

London club put unnamed person in self-isolation after latest round of Premier League testing

Tottenham Hotspur have had one positive coronavirus result in the latest round of testing by the Premier Leagu. Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur have had one positive coronavirus result in the latest round of testing by the Premier Leagu. Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur have returned a positive coronavirus result after the latest round of Premier League testing.

The club confirmed the case on Wednesday but said that the person would not be named.

"Due to medical confidentiality, the individual's name will not be disclosed," the club said in a statement on their website.

The unnamed person, it said, is "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."

The fifth batch of tests took place on Monday and Tuesday this week.

The person at Spurs was the only positive result after 1,197 players and staff were checked.

It follows the fourth-round results which were published last weekend, in which there were no new positive tests indicated.

A total of 12 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 out of 3882 from the initial rounds.

Premier League players and staff are being tested twice a week, with the league set to resume on June 17.

If any players from Manchester City or Arsenal and Aston Villa or Sheffield United return positive tests, it would almost certainly rule them out of the two June 17 fixtures scheduled.

'Project Restart' rules require a player who returns a positive test to remain away from group activities for 14 days, subject to the return of a negative test.

Updated: June 3, 2020 10:00 PM

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