It was announced today, that the fourth round of COVID19 testing done on players and staff has resulted in 0 positive tests for the first time.
According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, of the 1130 samples in round 4, none were positive. He points out that this follows three previous rounds:
4 positives (3 clubs) from 1008 in R3
2 positives (2 clubs) from 996 in R2
6 positives (3 clubs) from 748 in R1
Total 12 positives from 3882 tests (.003%)
It is a very positive stride for Project Restart, although there is plenty to be worried about as clubs begin to enter ‘phase 2’ of training involving much more contact between players.
Arsenal and clubs are abiding by the guidelines set forth previously this week and the Premier League continues to be encouraged by the results of the Bundesliga which is on its third weekend of matches.