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Australian club Newcastle Jets confirm player tests positive for coronavirus

Published on: 29 March 2020

The Newcastle Jets have confirmed one of their players has returned a positive test for COVID-19. It is the first case among players in A-League.

The A-League club, which played Melbourne City before the A-League postponed its season amid the coronavirus pandemic, says the correct procedures have been followed.

"The player and his family are in good health, and currently in quarantine in accordance with NSW Health protocols," the club said in a statement.

"The health and wellbeing of our players, officials, and the wider community remains our highest priority in this difficult time.

"As per advice from NSW Health, our playing squad are closely monitoring their health and will isolate themselves if they experience any symptoms."

The Jets said self-isolation would begin for players and staff that required it.

Club chief executive Lawrie McKinna said the player was not showing symptoms and was in good health.

"He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever," McKinna told the Australian Associated Press.

"He has tested positive … the player and his family are in isolation and the rest of the squad don't need to get into isolation.

"Obviously we'll be monitoring the players' health. It's definitely real."

Source: m.allfootballapp.com

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