An A-League player has tested positive for coronavirus, while a member of another club’s coaching staff has also been found to have the disease.
Less than a week after the competition was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, an unnamed Newcastle Jets player was found to have the virus.
According to The Daily Telegraph, “it’s understood the Jets player is asymptomatic, and only found he had coronavirus when tested before attempting to board a plane this week.”
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The Jets played the A-League’s final match on Monday night before the competition was suspended – a behind-closed-doors win over Melbourne City in Newcastle.
The entire Newcastle squad is believed to now be self-isolating, as is the Wellington Phoenix squad who recently returned to New Zealand after the competition was placed on ice.
The Daily Telegraph reports a member of the Phoenix coaching staff has also tested positive.
Phoenix most recently played on Sunday the 15th – in Wellington – but had since travelled to Sydney where the side quarantined themselves in Sydney in the hopes of completing the A-League season in Australia.
Neither club has commented on the situation thus far.
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