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Kyle Anderson tests positive for Coronavirus

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 29 Mar 2020
Kyle Anderson in action (Photo by PDC/DPA)

Kyle Anderson has tested positive for Covid-19 after recently returning home to Australia.

Anderson travelled home from the UK ten days ago alongside his close friend and fellow PDC professional Damon Heta in order to spend time with family during the enforced break in competition.

A statement from Anderson’s management – the Sportsman Management Company – revealed the 32-year-old has contracted Coronavirus and is self-isolating in a farm house.

His manager Mac Elkin said: “I have just had a FaceTime call off Kyle telling me he tested positive for Covid-19, he is in good spirits but is now back in isolation on his own in a farm house in Mount Morgan.

“Tara and Charles both tested negative and are both back in the family home. I will be having regular calls with Kyle so will keep everybody updated.

“It goes without saying that we all wish him a speedy recovery but it also stresses the need to follow the guidelines set out by the government, we need to beat this disease together as one.”

The world number 45 skipped the opening four Players Championship events of the season in favour of an extended spell in his homeland following the end of last season.

He returned to action on February 22 and featured in the UK Open and a further ProTour weekend before making the decision to fly back to Perth.

Permitted social gatherings in Australia have been reduced from ten to two people in bid to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Australians are also being urged to stay at home with a limited number of exceptions.

Live Darts would like to wish Kyle all the best for his recovery.