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An NHL player has just tested positive for coronavirus

The NHL has its first coronavirus case after an Ottawa Senators player tested positive.

The unidentified player was exhibiting mild symptoms and is currently in isolation. The team is contacting anyone who had recent contact with the athlete.

All Ottawa Senators players are being asked to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.

The team's statement reads, "The health of our players, fans, and community remains our highest priority."

"We will continue to do everything we can to help ensure our players, staff, fans and the greater community remain safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty due to the spread of the coronavirus."

The news comes just six days after the NHL announced that it will suspend the 2020 season until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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