An A-League soccer player has become the first Australian professional footballer to test positive for the coronavirus.
The unnamed player, who plays for the Newcastle Jets, was tested Friday as a precaution before an international flight. He played in recent A-League matches against Brisbane and Melbourne City.
Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna said the player is asymptomatic and in good health.
"He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever," McKinna told the Australian Associated Press. "He has...