One of the largest leisure complexes in Glasgow has temporarily closed after a Scotland women’s rugby player tested positive for coronavirus.

Scotstoun sports campus did not open on Saturday after the team trained at its stadium on Friday.

Scotland’s women’s Six Nations match against France has also been cancelled.

Sports centre users have been told that “appropriate cleaning measures” were taking place and it would reopen when public health experts say it is safe.

A spokeswoman for Glasgow Life, which runs the facility, said: “An individual who used Scotstoun stadium has been identified as having coronavirus.

“We have temporarily closed Scotstoun Sports Campus as a result and will take appropriate measures in the interests of everyone who uses the venue.”

Scottish Rugby said the player is being treated in a healthcare facility but is “otherwise well”.

Seven members of the Scotland playing and management staff are in isolation.

The match was due to take place at the Scotstoun stadium on Saturday.

Scottish Rugby said the player is being treated in a healthcare facility but is “otherwise well”.

Seven members of the Scotland playing and management staff are in isolation.

The match was due to take place at the Scotstoun stadium on Saturday.

Scotland Women trained at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday before Saturday's match was called off
Image captionScotland Women trained at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday before Saturday’s match was called off

A total of 11 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland. They are among 164 cases in the UK.

Two people have died after contracting the virus in England. Both had underlying health issues.

Source: BBC News

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