Coronavirus: Celtic await quarantine decision after club return from Dubai with positive COVID-19 case | UK News

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The Scottish government has said it will decide later whether or not Dubai’s travelers self-isolation guidelines apply to Celtic Football Club players.

It precedes their crucial league meeting scheduled for tonight at Celtic Park.

People arriving in Scotland from Dubai since January 3 are asked to self-isolate for 10 days.

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Director Neil Lennon and Deputy Director John Kennedy

Celtic touched down in Glasgow from Dubai on Friday and are due to face Hibernian tonight in a ‘must see’ match for Neil Lennon’s side as they seek to reclaim a lead for their rivals Rangers atop the Scottish Premier League.

Rangers are now 22 points clear after a 2-1 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.

The Scottish government has said it is in contact with Celtic, as have NHS officials Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

A government spokesman said ministers hoped to make an announcement by lunch on Celtic’s possibility of escaping self-isolation guidelines under an exemption for ‘elite sports’ .

The club have since announced that a player has tested positive for COVID-19[feminine[feminine since his return to the country.

The Scottish government announced on Sunday that travelers from Dubai arriving from 4 a.m. Monday morning were to be quarantined.

He says the change is due to “a number of positive cases” among passengers arriving in Glasgow from Dubai since the New Year.

In a statement, a Scottish government spokesperson said: “We are aware that there has been a positive case of coronavirus within Celtic FC. Scottish government clinicians and the GGC health protection team are in contact with Celtic for advice on next steps. ”

There could also be broader consequences as Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon questioned the purpose of Celtic’s trip and whether they were following social distancing rules after seeing photos of their Dubai base.

She later warned that the privileges of professional sport could be lost if protocols were not followed by all participants.

Celtic deputy manager John Kennedy admitted on Saturday that there had been some minor ‘slippage’ but that a photo may have painted a ‘false image’.

He pointed out that they had addressed the issue and had remained largely separated from the general public as they had their own space in the hotel and were traveling on their own flight.

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