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CELTIC ON COVID-19 ALERT

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CELTIC have been placed on alert after two AC Milan stars who played them on Thursday have tested positive for coronavirus.

The Serie A outfit have confirmed goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jens Petter Hauge, scorer of the third goal in the Italians’ 3-1 Europa League Group H win, both returned positive tests.

Three other members of staff who travelled to Glasgow also have the virus.

AC Milan say all five are asymptomatic, but the development will concern the Scottish champions who will face them again at the San Siro a week on Thursday.

The Italian league leaders are due to play their first game since winning in Glasgow when they face Roma in Milan this evening.

A club statement confirmed: “AC Milan announces that the results received from the laboratory yesterday evening found a positive swab by Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jens Petter Hauge and three other members of the team group. All are asymptomatic, were immediately subjected to home isolation and the local health authorities were informed.

“Today the whole team group was tested again, as per protocol, and no new positivity was found.”

Neil Lennon’s side have been hit by Covid-19 problems in recent weeks with French striker Odsonne Edouard and Israeli double-act Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed testing positive while on international duty.

Ryan Christie was ordered into quarantine and missed the 2-0 loss against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit nine days ago after being deemed to have come in contact with Stuart Armstrong who was detected with the virus while Scotland prepared for their Euro play-off semi-final against Israel.

 
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