The latest updates on the Premier League mass coronavirus tests exercise has confirmed that eight players and members of club staff have tested positive from the last round of testing that was carried out over the past week.
In an official statement, the league confirmed 1,575 players and staff were tested between Monday, October 12, and Sunday, October 18.
“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 18, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statement.
Those eight players and club staff are to self-isolate for a period of 10 days, which means they won’t be permitted to partake in match arrangements.
The announcement comes after Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from international duty with Ghana, but the 29-year-old revealed he was asymptomatic.
Burnley full-back Phil Bardsley, who missed the Clarets’ goalless draw with West Brom on Monday, is also known to be among the eight.