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The club did not disclose the name of the player, but said that he would isolate himself for a period of one week in accordance with medical protocols before undergoing a new test. “Bournemouth confirms that one of their players tested positive for coronavirus after the second round of testing at the club. “After the resumption of training under strict precautions, the club’s training base remains a safe working environment for players and staff who will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice a week,” the club said in a statement.
After the players resumed small group activities on Tuesday, eight positive tests for the virus were confirmed among the teams from the top echelon of England. Six people, including Watford and Adrian defender Mariapa and Burnley assistant coach Ian Wowan, tested positive after the first round of testing on May 17-18.
The Premier League was suspended in mid-March, but the government gave the green light to resume professional sports in Britain on June 1st. The Premiership’s return plan, Project Restart, is also aimed at restarting the campaign next month, although no specific date has been set yet. More than 250,000 people became infected with the virus in the United Kingdom, and more than 36,000 died. / BGNES