Sports World: Five test positive in latest EPL virus tests

Five test positive in latest EPL virus tests

LONDON • The Premier League said on Monday that five people had returned positive results in its latest round of Covid-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.

The English football league said these people would now self-isolate for 10 days. A total of 34 have tested positive for the coronavirus in six rounds of testing since the new campaign began on Sept 12.

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Czech coach has virus, to miss game

PRAGUE • The Czech Republic will face Scotland in their Nations League football match today without head coach Jaroslav Silhavy in attendance after he and another player contracted Covid-19, the team said.

Silhavy and the unnamed player tested positive after returning from the 2-1 win in Israel on Sunday. Both are in quarantine.

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Gymnastics meet at Olympic venue

TOKYO • Tokyo will host an international gymnastics tournament on Nov 8, the Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA) has said, an event which could serve as a trial run for next year's rearranged Olympics.

The event will feature 32 athletes from Japan, China, Russia and the United States. A maximum of 2,000 fans would be allowed to attend the one-day event at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the venue for the handball tournament of the Tokyo Games.

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