Scotland vs France women’s rugby player tests positive for coronavirus

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A women’s Six Nations rugby match between Scotland and France, due to take place on Saturday, has been postponed after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Scottish player has been taken to a health care facility but “is otherwise well,” Scottish Rugby said in a statement, while seven other members of the team’s playing and management staff are in self-isolation.

Scotland’s women’s rugby team returned from northern Italy, the region of Europe hit hardest by the outbreak, on February 23 after their match against Italy was also postponed.

Two games in the men’s Six Nations —  an annual international rugby union competition between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales — have also been called off in recent days.

England’s game against Italy, due to played in Rome on March 14, was postponed earlier this week, and Ireland’s clash with Italy in Dublin, which was due to be played this Saturday, was previously called off on public health grounds by Six Nations organizers.

Source : CNN

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