Celtic will be without 14 players for its Scottish Premiership match against Hibernian on Monday after defender Christopher Jullien tested positive for the coronavirus upon the squad’s return from a training camp in Dubai.
Thirteen of Jullien’s teammates have been deemed as close contacts and must also isolate, the defending champions said.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon and his assistant, John Kennedy, will also be absent because they came into contact with Jullien.
Second-place Celtic pledged to fulfill its game against Hibs despite the spate of absentees, with the team 22 points behind fierce rival Rangers in the standings. Celtic has four games in hand.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned the purpose of Celtic’s trip to Dubai and whether social-distancing measures were followed after photos were published…