Chelsea has confirmed that their player, Callum Hudson Odoi has tested positive for the coronavirus, as his test result returned positive on Thursday evening.
Callum Hudson Odoi who has been on the sideline due to injury, is currently under self-isolation, while other club personnel who has had close contact with him, have been asked to self-isolate. Some of the facilities at the club have been closed, as a measure to control the spread of the virus.
Odoi’s case is coming a few hours after Arsenal confirmed that their manager, Mikel Arteta has been tested positive for the virus. Also, Leicester City confirmed on Thursday afternoon that three of their players show have shown symptoms of the virus, have been told to self-isolate, as figure continues to spread in London and the United Kingdom in general.
In a statement released by the club of Thursday confirming their player has tested positive, the club said:
“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening.
Chelsea personnel who had recent close contact with the player in the men’s team building will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines.
These will include initially the full men’s team squad, coaching staff and a number of backroom staff.
It is expected that those who did not have close contact with Callum will return to work in the coming days. In the meantime, the men’s team building, one of several separate buildings at our training ground, will remain closed. The rest of our training facility, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal.
Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution. However, his test came in positive this evening and he will undergo a period of self-isolation. 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.
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.
We wish Callum a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the club soon” the club said.