English Championship side Hull City have confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in their camp, two people at the club have tested positive for coronavirus. The English Football League earlier said there were two positive cases out of more than 1,000 players and staff tested at the 24 second-tier clubs.
This was made known in a statement, in the statement, Hull City said the pair were asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects, but would self-isolate for seven days in line with EFL guidelines. The two will still be tested again at a later date to further confirm the virus in their body but for now they are placed under isolation.
Hull City management has not revealed if the two people infected are players or members of technical staff. This news came after reports came that Hull City vice-chairman Ehab Allam wrote to the EFL twice to say the season should be voided. The England Championship is to return to training on Monday, and a total of 1,014 tests were conducted on players and staff over the past 72 hours, with all but the two at the Tigers coming back negative.
Those who had returned negative tests would be allowed to enter training grounds, but prior to going in, everyone must complete a screening protocol to detect any symptoms in a manner devised by the club doctor. In the English Premier League, an unnamed Bournemouth player was one of two new coronavirus cases discovered by the latest round of top-flight tests, which has made the overall total of positive results to eight.
The tests, which are being funded by the clubs and will not affect NHS testing, are not 100% accurate but meet government and NHS standards. The Championship like other which has been suspended since 13 March, is hoping to restart the season at some point in June. Meanwhile, no testing programme is in place for League One and League Two clubs.