Coronavirus: Women's Six Nations match postponed after Scotland player tests positive

Scotland Women's Six Nations match with France in Glasgow has been postponed after a Scottish player tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday (NZ time). 

Scottish Rugby said the unnamed player is doing "well" and is currently being treated in a healthcare facility, while seven members of the Scotland playing and management staff are in self-isolation.

The Scotland women's team returned home from northern Italy on Sunday, February 23, after that match was called off over coronavirus fears.

As it stands, Scotland's men's match against France on Monday in Edinburgh will go ahead. 

"We are pleased that our player is doing well and that all the correct medical procedures have been followed and continue to be followed," said Scottish Rugby's chief medical officer Dr James Robson.

"We are working with the Scottish government in continuing to observe and follow NHS advice."

Last month, the Irish Rugby Football Union announced the men's and women's Six Nations fixtures between Ireland and Italy would be postponed. 

On Friday, England's men's, women's and U20 games against Italy were also postponed. 

The games were initially going to be played behind closed doors, but Six Nations organisers opted to postpone instead.

Italy is the European country most affected by the coronavirus with more than 4600 people infected - a number that includes almost 200 deaths. Eleven towns in northern Italy are in lockdown.