Danny Mills has claimed there is still a stigma around coronavirus after a Leeds United employee reportedly tested positive.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested it was not necessary for the club to release a statement so long as protocols and medical advice have been followed.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay confirmed the report in the Daily Mail that one individual at Leeds Thorp Arch had tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

The club have remained silent on the matter, like they have done for the majority of issues throughout the tumultuous last few months.

The latest set of results, published by the EFL on Sunday, revealed that from the 1179 players and staff tested in the Championship from the 3 June to 6 June – two individuals tested positive from two clubs.

When asked by Football Insider if Leeds should have made a statement addressing the report that an individual from the club had tested positive, Mills said: “It is difficult because I think there is still a little bit of stigma around it.

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“There will be a concern over who has got it but what is most important is that the club is following all the protocols that have been put in place and all of the medical advice.

“There will be tests every two or three days now so if anyone has passed it on, clubs will find out pretty quickly.”

The Championship will recommence on the 20 June with Leeds’ first game away to Cardiff City at lunchtime on 21 June.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are third-placed Fulham with nine games to play – seven wins would guarantee their promotion.

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