Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19


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Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one tennis player has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 33-year-old is currently self-isolating at home and said to be in good health, is hoping to be able to arrive in Australia at a later date and still participate in the AustraliaOpen which begins on February 8.

Murray’s positive test comes after a minor outbreak at Roehampton’s National Tennis Centre last week – where Murray has done the bulk of his recent training.

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Although the tennis star is yet to confirm the information on his social media account, An LTA spokesperson confirmed the development saying that “An individual using the NTC has returned a positive Covid-19 test result.

“We have established processes in place for this eventuality and have traced those who have been in contact with the individual, interviewed them, and asked them to self-isolate for 10 days.

“Public Health England has been notified and we are ensuring processes are being followed, including additional deep cleaning, to ensure that the NTC remains a Covid-secure venue.”

Murray who hopes to participate in the tournament has appeared five times in the finals of the event.

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