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Celtic defender Elhamed tests positive for coronavirus

Celtic have confirmed that the Israeli defender tested positive.

Celtic defender Elhamed tests positive for coronavirus SNS Group

Celtic have confirmed that Israel defender Hatem Abd Elhamed has tested positive for Covid-19.

Elhamed joins Israel team-mate Nir Bitton and France Under-21 striker Odsonne Edouard in testing positive while on international duty, while Ryan Christie is in self-isolation after Scotland team-mate Stuart Armstrong tested positive.

A Celtic statement read: “Everyone at the club sends Hatem our best wishes and, of course, we hope he makes a full recovery as soon as possible.

“We are, of course, disappointed and frustrated that another player on international duty has tested positive – during an international period which is continuing to present huge challenges for the club.”