It seems that the Premier League is pretty much certain to go ahead after the results of the first wave of coronavirus testing were announced.
In a statement on the Premier League’s website, it was confirmed that 748 players and club staff have been tested and only six people have tested positive.
Those six people, who are from three different clubs, will now self-isolate for a period of seven days before, presumably, being tested again to see whether they can take part in group activities.
BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone has described it as being “good figures” for the Premier League
Of course, we hope that the six individuals who tested positive make a full recovery and are able to get themselves back in the game as soon as possible but the fact that only 0.008 per cent of people tested positive is promising news for Leeds United and their hopes of resuming their bid for promotion.
In comparison with German football, 0.005 per cent of 1,724 tests came back positive – a fractional difference.
If the Premier League is able to resume safely, then why can’t the Championship?
Stone reported earlier this week that that second-tier testing will take place in the coming days with clubs returning to training next Monday.
Leeds’ players will no doubt want to get back into training and, eventually, into matches once again as soon as possible and we hope that this update from the top-flight is going to boost those hopes.
In other Leeds United news, Garry Monk has said what he and Marcelo Bielsa have reached an agreement on.