Six Premiership players test positive for coronavirus

by AAP

England's Premiership has announced 10 positive results for coronavirus - six players and four non-playing staff from a total of 804 tests.

Six players are among 10 people who tested positive for COVID-19 out of 804 tests conducted this week, the English rugby union Premiership said on Wednesday.

The season was suspended in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak but clubs were permitted to begin close contact training this week.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive and their close contacts will now isolate and be assessed in line with the PHE-agreed guidelines," the Premiership said on Wednesday.

"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided."

The other four positive tests were from non-playing staff.

The Premiership, which has nine rounds remaining, is hoping to resume on the weekend of August 14-16.