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Lions confirm positive Covid-19 test

Calum Atkinson
Calum Atkinson

01:59 7 Jul 2021


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The British & Irish Lions have confirmed that a member of their management team has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual and four close contacts, including two players and two members of staff are now being isolated and assessed at the team hotel.  All members of the touring party have also since been PCR tested.

“We have followed all necessary precautions since the start of the Tour, which included regular testing and rigorous COVID-19 counter measure planning and protocols,” said Ben Calveley, Managing Director for the British & Irish Lions.

“Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of the entire touring party, which is why we quickly isolated the players and staff upon receiving the news of the positive result.

“Everyone has subsequently been lateral flow and PCR tested. The Medical Advisory Group await the results of the PCR testing in order to make a decision on tonight’s game.

“The five individuals effected will be monitored closely during isolation and receive the bestlions possible medical attention as we await the results of their PCR tests.

“Further updates will follow in due course.”

The Lions also stated that Wednesday evening’s game against the Cell C Sharks will still take place provided the subsequent round of PCR testing returns negative results.

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