Popular former Rangers star tests positive for Covid-19 - report
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Former Rangers star tests positive for Covid-19 - report

Former Rangers winger Vladimir Weiss has tested positive for Covid-19 as current club Slovan Bratislava travels to the Faroe Islands for a Champions League qualifier with FC Klaksvik.

Both Weiss and a Slovan Bratislava staff member tested positive for the virus with both reportedly experiencing mild symptoms and now in quarantine.

Popular former Rangers winger Vladimir Weiss has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

According to Swiss newspaper Blick, Weiss and the staff member tested positive on Monday, but a physio is also said to have tested positive after travelling to the Scandinavian archipelago.

The chief medical officer of the Faroes has now informed UEFA with the situation even worse given Slovan Bratislava players allegedly left their team hotel in Torshavn ahead of the game.

This is a direct breach of UEFA protocol and has resulted in local epidemiologists deciding that the visiting Slovakian party must either go into two-week quarantine or leave the country immediately.

With the game scheduled to take place at 8pm this evening, the report claims the ball is now in the court of UEFA who at the time of writing are not known to have taken a decision on the situation.

Slovakian winger Vladimir Weiss remains a popular figure at Ibrox after the now 30-year-old player spent a spell at Rangers in 2010/11.

Weiss has spent much of his career in the Middle East and is an established Slovakian international. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Weiss joined the ranks at Ibrox on loan from Manchester City and immediately warmed to the club with the 66-cap Slovakian international remaining a Rangers fan to this day.

Rangers fans will be wishing the tricky winger all the best as he looks to recover from Covid-19 and will be hoping there are no complications in his recovery.

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