London, May 24 (IANS) Premier League side Bournemouth has confirmed that an unnamed player is one of the two new coronavirus positive cases discovered by the latest round of tests.
“AFC Bournemouth can confirm that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19, following the club”s second round of testing,” a statement on the club”s website, afcb.co.uk, said.
“Medical confidentiality means the player”s name will not be disclosed, and the club asks for this to be respected.
“In line with Premier League protocols regarding positive tests, he will self-isolate for a period of seven days before being tested again at a later date.
“Following strict adherence of the Premier League”s return to training regulations, the club”s training ground remains a safe working environment for players and backroom staff, who will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice per week,” it added.
Earlier, the Premier League had confirmed two more positive cases of COVID-19 in the second round of testing.
The Premier League said that 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The clubs have been allowed to start small-group training from Tuesday after the top flight football league in England was suspended on March 13 due to coronavirus outbreak. The overall total count of positive results is now eight in the league.