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Timo Hubers, Hannover defender tests positive for coronavirus

Hannover’s Timo Hübers becomes the First Player to test positive for Coronavirus (© Hannover 96 Facebook)

Timo Hubers, the Hannover defender has tested positive for coronavirus, the 2. Bundesliga side have said.

It is suspected that the 23-year-old contracted the virus at an event in Hildesheim last Saturday.

Immediately he tested positive for coronavirus, Timo Hubers immediately self-isolated, the club said in a statement released on Wednesday.

The club directors don’t believe Hubers could have passed the infection to his teammates since he has not been in contact with them since last Saturday.

All Hannover players and staff will however be tested as a precaution. Sporting director Gerhard Zuber said Hubers behaved in “absolutely exemplary” fashion after learning that he was a carrier of the virus known as Covid-19, Goal.com reported.

“He has himself shown no symptoms up to now,” said Zuber. “When he found out that a person who had been with him at the event had tested positive, he reported directly to the doctor and temporarily went into quarantine at home.”

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