EFL announces three positive tests in Championship, Fulham confirm two

Carrie Guzman
June 1, 2020

Two Fulham players have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing in the Championship.

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.

It is not known which club has the third positive test, or whether they are a player of member of staff.

"The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, 1,130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19".

"But I do think the Championship will play and I do think that will be something that happens pretty quickly after the Premier League".

The EFL has announced that the Championship will restart on the weekend of June 20, subject to all safety requirements and government guidelines being met.

The EFL hope to complete all remaining regular season matches by July 18, with the season-ending play-off final, "on or around" July 30.

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The Linnets are waiting to hear whether or not they will be promoted from National League South - they are now second, two points behind York with two games in hand.

Currently, unweighted points-per-game would decide final league placings in all three divisions if the respective seasons can not be completed.

The EFL board "unanimously" agreed upon a framework at a meeting on Wednesday, but now needs clubs to approve it.

'The fixture schedule, broadcast selections and details on iFollow/streaming services will follow in due course'.

The Championship still intends to complete its remaining games, with a restart set for 20 June, but clubs throughout the EFL will decide whether to change regulations to allow the season to be curtailed on 8 June. "While matches will unfortunately have to take place without supporters, we are working with our broadcast partners, Championship clubs and all relevant stakeholders to broadcast the remaining 108 games as well as the play-offs".

'We must stress that at this stage the date is only provisional and will only be confirmed once we have met all the requirements, as the health, safety and well-being of all participants, staff and supporters remains our top priority.

"Clearly completing the season in a safe manner is going to require a significant effort by all concerned and ... will need clubs to play a significant number of matches over a relatively short period of time".

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