Chelsea training facility will undergo partial lockdown after Callum Hudson-Odoi coronavirus test result came back positive.
the 19-year-old winger reportedly displayed symptoms similar to a ‘mild cold’ on Monday. As such, he self-isolated until a test was carried out on him; and the result emerged positive.
“Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum is doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible,” Chelsea FC said.
An official statement from the West London club reveals that members of the first-team squad will now undergo self-isolation, in line with government instructions. Also, other members of the backroom staff and personnel who have come in contact with the player will have to isolate themselves.
“We will continue to adhere to Government and Public Health Guidelines with regard to our facilities and staff and will be discussing next steps with regards to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning. We will provide further updates as necessary via the club’s website,” The club statement added.
As it stands, the upcoming Premier League and Champions League fixtures will most likely be called off and rescheduled.
This is coming just a few hours after it was confirmed that Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, tested positive for coronavirus.