Ten positive coronavirus result in Premiership Rugby testing

A total of 804 players and staff were tested
A total of 804 players and staff were tested
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed that six players and four staff were tested positive for coronavirus following the PCR COVID-19 screening programme.

A statement released by Premiership Rugby revealed that a total of 804 tests were conducted as the league is looking at a possible resumption date of 15th August.

The names of the players and staff were not pubic but the statement added that those who were tested positive along with their close contacts will be isolated.

"Premiership Rugby can today confirm that on Monday 6 July, 804 players and club staff were tested as part of the PCR Covid-19 screening programme.

"Of these, 10 people have tested positive. Of those 10, six were players and four non-playing staff.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive and their close contacts will now isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines.

"Premiership Rugby and the RFU are providing this aggregated information for competition integrity and transparency.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided. The number of positive results will be made public after each round of testing."

Earlier on 6th July, Premiership Rugby clubs moved into 'Stage Two' that allowed resumption of close contact training where small groups and/or teams will be able to interact much closer to one another.

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