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NFL confirm no positive COVID-19 tests

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Modified 13 Sep 2020, 22:02 IST

The NFL has announced there were no positive test results for coronavirus ahead of the first Sunday schedule of the season.

A total of 3,600 players and team personnel, along with a further 1,400 gameday assistants, were all cleared to play, as reported by ESPN.

Information of the clean bill of testing was posted on the NFL's official website and credited to "sources", although exact numbers were not included.

The tests were conducted on Saturday and Sunday's 12 games will all be allowed to go ahead as planned, pending the health checks at stadiums.

On Tuesday, the NFL and NFLPA confirmed there were seven positive results for COVID-19 from a total of 44,510 tests administered to 8,349 players and team personnel between August 30 and September 5.

The Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the 2020 season on Friday, with the Super Bowl winners triumphing 34-20.

Published 13 Sep 2020, 22:02 IST
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