Nine test pos­i­tive for Covid-19

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport -

Pre­mier­ship Rugby an­nounced nine pos­i­tive cases of coro­n­avirus in its lat­est round of test­ing.

From 856 tests, seven play­ers and two mem­bers of staff were flagged up.

The nine, along with their “close con­tacts”, will self-iso­late for a fort­night. “Close con­tacts” could in­clude play­ers with whom they have come into phys­i­cal con­tact.

With the re­turn of con­tact train­ing, there will be con­cerns if any of the pos­i­tives came from a for­ward in­volved in scrum­mag­ing or maul­ing prac­tice.

A track-and­trace sys­tem us­ing GPS data and train­ing ground video footage should swiftly iden­tify any­one in that cat­e­gory.

Last week, there were 10 pos­i­tive tests. Kate Rowan

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