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EFL report no positive Covid-19 cases for first time

Wed 24 March 2021 | 15:20

The EFL have confirmed no positive test result for Covid-19 across its 72 clubs for the first time since the first Covid-19 lockdown last year.

A total of 5,524 players and club staff from all EFL clubs were tested as part of the twice-weekly test program, with today’s results covering all tests undertaken from Monday, March 15 to Sunday, March 21.

EFL Chief Executive

Trevor Birch

described the results as “a testament to the hard work and efforts of all clubs”.

"Today's results are a testament to the hard work and efforts of all EFL clubs during what has been a particularly challenging period,"

said Birch


"For 12 months we, like the rest of the society, have been dictated to by this virus. However, the stringent protocols implemented across the board have ensured that we are now able to turn our attention to returning to a certain level of normality.

"Our focus must be on maintaining this low transmission rate and then ensure supporters can return in full as quickly as is safe to do so. Football remains one of the most heavily regulated areas of crowd management, with EFL clubs already demonstrating they can stage matches safely during a successful pilot program earlier in the season."

source: SportMob