Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has assured the club he and Norway are following Coronavirus protocols to the letter while on international duty.

The Scottish Premiership champions have been hit hard by the international break, with several players testing positive or being forced to isolate after positive tests.

Ryan Christie is isolating after a positive in the Scotland tests last week, while Hatem Elhamed and Nir Bitton have both tested positive after being on international duty with Israel.

Those three are definitely out of contention for Celtic’s clash with Rangers this weekend, while Odsonne Édouard is also a doubt after testing positive while with France’s U21s.

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It’s left Celtic furious at the situation and naturally worried that several more stars could all be ruled out before the end of the international break.

Ajer, though, has moved to assuage any fears and insisted he and Norway are doing everything by the book.

“There have been some cases (at Celtic), but all protocols and everything has been carried out in a brilliant way here in the national team. We have had full control,” Adressa report him saying.

“Everyone has worn a mask and follows the guidelines that have come from UEFA, so it has not been a problem to be here.”