Soccer-Three from Scotland's Hamilton Academical test positive for COVID-19

16 Sep 2020 / 16:11 H.

    Sept 16 (Reuters) - Three individuals from Hamilton Academical have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 10 days, the Scottish Premiership club said in a statement, without saying whether the trio were players or staff.

    The club said last week that defender Lee Hodson was placed in quarantine as a precaution after coming into contact with a player from another club who contracted the virus. They added that Hodson had tested negative.

    British media reported that the player concerned was St Mirren goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, who is Hodson's housemate.

    Last month, eight Aberdeen players who breached COVID-19 protocols and prompted three league matches to be postponed were reprimanded and fined by the club.

    Hamilton, who said further tests have been planned for all players and staff, are scheduled to visit Kilmarnock in the league on Saturday. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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