Ross County forced to suspend football operations after coronavirus outbreak

Ross County has ‘temporarily suspended football operations’ after a number of players and coaching staff test positive for coronavirus.

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Ross County has halted all football operations following a coronavirus outbreak at the club.

The Scottish Premiership side confirmed on Tuesday that a number of players and coaching staff have revealed that they tested positive for the virus.

Ross County manager Malky Mackay’s side is due to begin their season away at Forfar in the League Cup on Saturday.

A club statement said: “A number of Ross County Players and Coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

“As a precaution, the club has temporarily suspended football operations to prevent any further spread of the virus.”

Under new boss Malky Mackay, County began their pre-season at the weekend with a 5-0 rout at Elgin City.

The Moray club has just come out of a 10-day period of isolation with a significant number of their players having just recovered from the virus.

World Health Organisation figures revealed that the country is home to the three worst-hit areas in Europe, with three others making it into the top 10.

Before their Premiership opener at home to St. Johnstone on July 31, Ross County also faces Dundee, Brora Rangers and Montrose in the League Cup later this month. They will host Premiership new boys Dundee a week on Sunday at the Global Energy Stadium before finishing off their group stage campaign with games against Brora Rangers and Montrose. Meanwhile, Ross County’s B side will learn their SPFL Trust Trophy fate later today.

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