The EFL has confirmed that following the most recent Covid-19 tests at all 72 clubs, it has recorded zero positive test results for the first time.

The news coincidently came one year and one day of the first anniversary of the Government placing the country in lockdown – the first of three.

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A total of 5,524 players and club staff from all 72 EFL clubs were tested as part of last week’s testing programme, with the results covering all tests undertaken from Monday, March 15 to Sunday, March 21.

EFL Chief Executive, Trevor Birch said: “Today’s results are a testament to the hard work and efforts of all EFL Clubs during what has been a particularly challenging period.

The news was confirmed on March 24

“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.

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“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 programme earlier in the season.”