Fan who attended Newcastle Jets match tests positive for COVID-19

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A man in his 20s who attended Newcastle Jets' clash with Western United on Sunday night has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 2570 fans who attended the match at McDonald Jones Stadium are being urged "to be alert for symptoms, and if any develop to get tested and self-isolate immediately" by the New South Wales government. 

Anyone that attended The Hopsmith Sports Bar, Wests New Lambton between 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Sunday prior to the match are being urged "to immediately self-isolate and seek testing." 

The Jets also confirmed last night a player in it's Academy had also tested positive. 

"The player's close contacts, including fellow teammates and the coaches of the team in question, are currently following Public Health protocols for a confirmed case of COVID-19," the Jets said in a statement. 

"At this stage, all Academy training has been cancelled for the remainder of the week and this weekend’s game will be reviewed pending advice from Public Health and Football NSW.

"The decision to cancel training was made by the Club, taken as a precaution to our players and staff while contract tracing is undertaken.

"Public Health has informed the Club that the player’s teammates, coach, and manager must self-isolate for a 14-day period, which has commenced.   

"The player did not attend Academy training at Hunter Sports High School while infectious."

In March, an unidentified Newcastle Jets player tested positive for COVID-19.

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