Coronavirus: Rabbitohs trio cleared of COVID-19 infection


Three players for the South Sydney Rabbitohs have tested negative for coronavirus, the NRL side announced.

The trio were tested for COVID-19 after presenting mild symptoms on Monday, however, they have been cleared of the virus.

The news comes as the NRL prepares to relaunch the coronavirus-hit 2020 season on May 28.

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"Results have shown that all players have been cleared of COVID-19 infection," the Rabbitohs said in a statement.

"The Rabbitohs are taking the NRL's health protocols very seriously, hence why these three players were sent for testing today."

After an educational workshop among all 16 clubs to discuss strict biosecurity protocols on Monday, active training will resume on Wednesday.

The NRL was postponed on March 23 through just two rounds due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

South Sydney had triumphed in one of their opening two games prior to the suspension.

There have been over 3.6 million confirmed cases globally, with more than 251,700 deaths.

In Australia, 95 people have succumbed to the virus as cases exceed 6,800.

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