Sunday Sport Roundup 24/05/2020

Positive news from the EFL's coronavirus testing.

The English Football League this week tested all players and staff at all 24 championship clubs, including Huddersfield Town.

The results, which came through at midday today, make for extremely positive reading for those hoping for a return to training and, eventually, to football.

Of 1014 players and staff tested across the league, just two results came back positive - both from the same club.

In a statement, the EFL said: "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."

It's great news for Championship clubs, who have expressed a desire to complete the season rather than have it curtailed early like League 2 and divisions lower down the pyramid.

The Bundesliga, which became the first major league to restart last weekend, actually had slightly higher positive tests in the week leading up to its relaunch, and managed to successfully pull off an opening weekend without the virus spreading further among players and staff.

The German league will continue to test every player every week to ensure they aren't unwittingly spreading the virus by restarting football, and this could serve as a model for other leagues around the world, such as the Premier League and the Championship.

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