Coronavirus latest: Scotland v France Six Nations clash called off after Scottish player tests positive for deadly virus

The Scottish squad were in Italy two weeks ago prior to their cancelled match (PA Images)
The Scottish squad were in Italy two weeks ago prior to their cancelled match (PA Images)
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Saturday's Six Nations match between Scotland and France in Glasgow has been postponed after a member of the Scottish squad tested positive for coronavirus.

Scotland Rugby have reported that the player, whose identity has not been revealed, is being treated in "a healthcare facility but is otherwise well" while seven other members of the team and staff are currently self-isolating.

The Scottish squad were in Italy two weeks ago when that fixture was called off hours before kick-off, due to the outbreak.

Chief Medical officer at Scottish Rugby, Dr James Robson, said: "We are pleased that our player is doing well and that all the correct medical procedures have been followed and continue to be followed.

"We are working with the Scottish government in continuing to observe and follow NHS advice."

Scottish Rugby authorities says the postponement decision was taken in conjunction with the French Rugby Federation and Six Nations organisers, and that talks will take place over rescheduled dates.

A date has not yet been announced for the rescheduling of the match at Glasgow's Scotstoun stadium and the game joins an extensive list of sporting events to be affected by the virus including Olympic qualifiers, the Tokyo Marathon and The Chinese Grand Prix.

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