Hibs game turned off after positive tests

Ross County Global Energy Stadium was waiting for Hibs to arrive

Hibernian’s Scottish Premiership match in Ross County was postponed after two of the visiting players were found to have Covid-19.

The duo, who are both asymptomatic, returned positive lateral flow tests at 10:00 BST on Saturday, having been on one of the two buses that traveled north to Dingwall on Friday.

Since everyone else who shared that bus was considered a close contact and asked to isolate themselves, Hibs informed the SPFL that they would not be able to present a team and asked for a postponement.

The Edinburgh club will run further tests over the next week, and those who are isolating themselves will be able to return if they get vaccinated twice and get a negative PCR test.

We have taken all appropriate precautions, including transporting the equipment in two coaches, “read a statement from Hibs.

“However, according to SPFL regulations and guidance, we have no alternative but to postpone mounting. Individuals will not be named due to medical confidentiality and those affected will now self-isolate.”

Apologizing for the “inconvenience” to his traveling fans, Hibs added that they will contact those with tickets to the game “in due course.”

County said on its website that they are “extremely disappointed in this situation,” noting that the decision “is entirely due to circumstances beyond our control.”

The SPFL says that “an additional update will be provided in due course” on when the device will be reorganized.


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