Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Ben Motshwari has tested positive for the novel conoravirus.
Motshwari was presented with flu like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests, his results have come back positive.
The midfielder becomes the first player in the Premier Soccer League to be infected by the deadly virus.
The player is asymptomatic and is currently in-home isolation for the next 14 days. He will need to test negative before he is cleared. In accordance with relevant protocols, NHI has been notified of the case by the club.
The health and well-being of our players, officials, and the wider community remains our highest priority in this difficult time.
We urge everybody to continue practicing safe and healthy measures to contain and mitigate the spread of the infection.
Always wash your hands; wear masks in public and always remember to practice social distancing.
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By Orlando Pirates