Coronavirus: Chelsea Player, Hudson-Odoi, Tests Positive

Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) hours after Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, also tested positive for the virus.

The club said in a statement on Thursday evening that the full squad and all staff who had contact with the 19-year-old would now self-isolate.

“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,” the club said in a statement.

“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.”