Aberdeen have been hit by the news that one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19.

Yesterday the north-east was placed in a localised lockdown by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after an outbreak of the virus in the Aberdeen area. It has resulted in Aberdeen being placed under the draconian measures used during the national lockdown earlier this year.

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Aberdeen is in lockdown (Photo by Michal Wachucik / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MICHAL WACHUCIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

There was some concern over whether any Aberdeen players would catch the virus and those fears have been realised. As it stands though, should the number of postive cases remain at one or two, this weekend’s match with St Johnstone should still go ahead.

This isn’t the first time Derek McInnes’ side have been hit with unfortunate virus news. There was a positive test earlier in the summer for a Dons player, who has since returned to the team.

Premiership clubs have to send their virus results to the SPFL 48 hours before kick off. As it stands, the Dons will travel to St Johnstone, aiming to get their first win of the season after defeat to Rangers last week.

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