Sun, 09 Aug 2020

LONDON, July 1 (Xinhua) -- An Aberdeen first-team player has tested positive for COVID-19, the Scottish Premiership club has announced.

"Aberdeen FC confirms that, following the mandatory twice-weekly testing, a member of the first-team squad has tested positive for COVID-19," a club statement read.

Aberdeen confirmed that the player was asymptomatic and that no other members of the first team, coaching staff, or essential staff at the training ground tested positive.

The club says that it is "unlikely there will be any risk" to others and that their training schedule will not change.

The Scottish football season was halted on March 13 following the COVID-19 outbreak and faced the shutdown to end the 2019-20 season on a points per game basis.

With the Scottish Premiership 2020-21 season scheduled to start on August 1, Scottish Premiership clubs have been allowed to resume contact training from Monday.

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