June 24, 2020 / 12:58 PM / 11 days ago

Three new positive COVID-19 tests in English Championship

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(Reuters) - The English Football League (EFL) said on Wednesday three people from two different Championship (second-tier) clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample of 2,858 individuals.

“Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities,” the EFL said in a statement.

Nobody tested positive in the tests of four clubs each from English football’s third-tier (League One) and fourth-tier (League Two).

The Championship resumed this past week after a three-month pause due to the new coronavirus pandemic with strict protocols in place and games played in empty stadiums.

Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris

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