The EFL has released the second round of results from its comprehensive Coronavirus testing program and it’s yet more good news for Leeds United.
1,030 players and staff were tested and just three positive results have been recorded.
That keeps the Championship on track for a return with results that have been consistently better than those from the Premier League, themselves said to be massively positive.
The Premier League recorded four positives in its third round of testing of 1,008 people.
The EFL released its short statement on Twitter on Thursday morning.
There was no further communication regarding the resumption of the season or contact training.
— EFL Communications (@EFL_Comms) May 28, 2020
These results are significant because they represent the first results since Championship clubs returned to training on Monday.
The tests were taken over the course of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week and follow on from the three positive tests – all from Hull – in the first round of testing.
This time, the three positive tests have come from two different clubs and Fulham confirmed that two were players from their club.
After the second round of league-wide testing for COVID-19 by Fulham players and staff, we can confirm that two players have tested positive for Coronavirus. #FFC
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) May 28, 2020
However, the results continue to show that football training grounds are among the safest workplaces in the UK and will continue to fill players full of confidence that it’s safe to return.
The next round of Premier League testing will be another key step, with their players having resumed contact training this week.
The Championship is likely to follow suit next week.
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