Coronavirus: St Mirren case will not prevent the start of the season – Jason Leitch

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St Mirren has had a confirmed case of Covid-19

St Mirren’s positive test for coronavirus is ‘not much of a setback’ ahead of the Scottish Premiership’s scheduled kick-off on August 1, the Scotland’s national clinical director has said.

The first seven cases of the Paisley club were reduced to one after retesting.

“Two friendlies had to be called off, but hopefully everything is going well, the league can start on August 1,” said Professor Jason Leitch.

He added that he rates the clubs testing system at eight out of 10.

But he revealed on BBC Scotland’s Off The Ball that a task force is studying a way to do the private testing, which produced the six false positives in St Mirren, more integrated into the NHS ‘Test and Protect’ system.