An unnamed Newcastle Jets player has become the first professional footballer in Australia to test positive to the COVID-19 virus.
The player, who underwent the test as a precaution before a pre-scheduled international flight, was a member of the Jets' squad for last weekend's A-League matches against Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.
He was asymptomatic and Jets' chief executive Lawrie McKinna said he remains in good health.
"He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever," McKinna told AAP.
"He was tested...