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A Scottish rugby player positive for Covid-19

The match for the Six Nations Women’s Rugby League between Scotland and France was postponed after a Scottish athlete tested positive for Covid-19.

According to AFP, the match was planned to take place in Glasgow (Scotland) on March 7. This decision had made as a result of a Scottish athlete testing positive for Covid-19 that day. Seven members of management and the athlete were quarantining themselves on medical advice into a health care facility, a Scottish Rugby Association statement said March 6.

Six Nations women’s rugby tournament this year takes place from February 3 to March 15 with 6 competitions including: England, France, Italy, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

The Scottish rugby team returned from northern Italy on February 23 after their scheduled match with Italy was postponed. “We are satisfied that our players are doing well and all the correct medical procedures have been followed and continue to be monitored,” said James Robson, Health Director of Rugby Scotland.

Currently, in Italy, 197 people have died from the Covid-19 epidemic and become the worst affected country in Europe due to the disease. Before that, Italy had discovered 4 professional players in Serie A infected with Covid-19 and dozens of matches were delayed. Most recently, 13 players and employees of the two leading Danish clubs were isolated due to contact with a former player from this country infected with Covid-19.

Earlier, because of the Covid-19 translation of the second leg of the round of the Europa League round of Inter Milan against Ludogorets (Bulgaria) also took place behind a closed door in San Siro midweek. Four Serie B matches will also be played in the audience, including Cittadella - Cremonese; Chievo - Livorno; Venezia - Cosenza and Virtus Entella - Crotone.

Italy has the largest Covid-19 outbreak in Europe with over 650 people infected and 17 people dead. The matches in the north of the country, where Covid-19 is the hardest hit, will have to play behind closed doors this weekend, including five in Serie A. Notably, among these there was a “great battle” for the championship between Juventus and Inter Milan in Turin, the remaining 4 matches were Udinese - Fiorentina, AC Milan - Senoa, Parma - SPAL and Sassuolo - Brescia.

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