The Premier League have confirmed that there have been zero positive results from their latest round of testing for COVID-19.
The news was first shared by The Athletic’s David Ornstein on Twitter, with the usual suspects shortly following suit.
It was the fourth round of testing carried out on behalf of the Premier League, after a total of 12 positive cases were discovered beforehand.
BREAKING: 0 positive results from 1130 samples in Round 4 of Premier League #COVID testing.
– 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@TheAthleticUK
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) May 30, 2020
Players and staff who had tested positive for the virus will self-isolate for a week and be tested again, before resuming training.
This news basically means that as long as players now abide to strict guidelines, there is no risk of spreading the infectious disease. This will surely put the minds of anyone worried about health risks at ease.
Liverpool fans have taken the news well, as it now paves the way for the Premier League season to be concluded without any hiccups.
Some rival fans had been using the pandemic as a way to justify nullifying the season, thus stripping the Reds of a potential title, but there is now no legitimate reason.
Here are some select responses from Liverpool supporters on Twitter:
Null and void in the mud pic.twitter.com/vzI8NeBzFD
— Owen Quayle* (@owenquayle1997) May 30, 2020
Another bad day for #TheEv
— Red Man* (@RedMan5_18) May 30, 2020
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) May 30, 2020
How can you put football before lives when… Sorry, how many tested positive?…..oh…..
— Jimmy (@Jt1982James) May 30, 2020
Liverpool are gonna win the leagueeee pic.twitter.com/U3a6ca7XUb
— JJ ☬ (@JJ_Dhillon) May 30, 2020
trophy ribbons go whooooosh
— Aaron (@Ifcaaron_) May 30, 2020
Null and voiders must be fuuummmiinnggg
— Sriram* (@Ram_Klopite) May 30, 2020
Fantastic guys and girls now keep it up and most importantly stay safe pic.twitter.com/fE6vwC40SD
— Craig* (@Sons_LFC) May 30, 2020
And, for what it’s worth, if there was no safe way to resume the season, I guarantee most Reds would be calling for it to end early and the title, European spots and relegation to be decided by PPG.