Scottish Rugby have confirmed that the player who contracted coronavirus has been released from hospital.

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In a short statement on Twitter, the Union said the player, who is a member of the Scotland Women’s team, “no longer needs to self-isolate and is feeling back to normal” after successfully overcoming the virus.

The Women’s Six Nations match between Scotland and France on March 7 was postponed the day beforehand after it emerged a Scottish player had tested positive for the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus.

As well as the player in question being admitted to hospital, seven other members of the management team and playing squad were required to self-isolate on medical advice.

But Scottish Rugby has now confirmed that the player has made a successful recovery.

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“Scottish Rugby is pleased to confirm the Scotland Women player who contracted coronavirus has now been released from hospital, no longer needs to self-isolate and is feeling back to normal,” Scottish Rugby said.

“The seven Scotland Women players and staff self-isolating have also been cleared to resume daily life.”

Before news broke of the player testing positivet The Scottish team had been in north Italy ahead of their Six Nations match against Italy, but returned to Scotland on February 23 when that game was postponed.

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