Three people at two Championship clubs test positive for coronavirus, including two Fulham players

Fulham have announced two of their players have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing.

The Cottagers said in a statement: “Both players, who shall remain unnamed due to medical confidentiality, are now self-isolating in line with league and government guidance.”

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Two out of the three people to test positive have come from Fulham
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COVID-19 tests were carried out on 1,030 players and staff at second tier clubs between Monday and Wednesday of this week, with three people connected with Championship clubs testing positive.

An EFL statement read: “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 will continue to make regular and relevant announcements as appropriate in respect of the testing programme to support competition integrity and transparency.

“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the league.”

The results, which show that well over 99.5 per cent of those tested were negative, is a further boost to the Championship’s restart plans, with the competition hoping to resume at some stage next month.

Votes on curtailing the League One and Two seasons are expected next week.

At Premier League level, four individuals from three clubs were found to be Covid-19 positive in the testing round conducted on Monday and Tuesday, which covered 1,008 tests.

Top-flight clubs voted unanimously in favour of a return to contact training on Wednesday and are meeting again today to discuss wider issues such as the restart date, the rebate to broadcasters, neutral venues and models for curtailment.


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