The Premier League has reported 40 coronavirus cases in the week between December 28 and January 3 as confirmed in the statement released by the league.
“The Premier League is now testing players and club staff twice per week and can today confirm that between Monday 28 December and Thursday 31 December, 1,311 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.
“Of these, there were 28 new positive tests.
“Between Friday 1 January and Sunday 3 January, 984 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19 and of these, there were 12 new positives.
“During this time period, three fixtures were postponed following an increased number of positive tests at two clubs. These matches will be rearranged as soon as possible.”
PM Boris Johnson announced another round of national lockdown starting from Wednesday, January 6, 2020 but elite sports will continue.