Coronavirus: Wellington Phoenix staff member fully recovered from COVID-19

The Wellington Phoenix staff member diagnosed with coronavirus last month has now fully recovered.

The person was tested after returning to New Zealand from the NZ A-League side's temporary base in Sydney, after experiencing mild symptoms.

The team have since been in self-isolation and are now fully cleared of the virus.

"The staff member has praised both the club and the media for respecting his privacy and that of that of his family during a difficult time," the club said. 

"He is now focussing on preparing for a potential finish of the A-League 2019/20 season and beyond."

No other players and staff who had direct contact with the staff member have shown any symptoms.

A Newcastle Jets player also tested positive for the virus, but reportedly remains "in good health".