Callum Hudson Odoi has become the first Premier League player to test positive for COVID-19.
The global pandemic that is sweeping all of Europe right now has claimed its first victim in the Premier League in the form of Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Chelsea were sent into a scare last night with fears of coronavirus infection spreading in the ground. It led to the tranining session being cancelled. Today the fears have turned to reality with young Hudson-Odoi now tested positive for the novel virus.
The Chelsea team is now been put into quarantine with their weekend fixtures likely to postponed at the least by the 15 day period of incubuation.
“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for coronavirus returned this evening,” a club statement said.
“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.”
This is the third match cancelled in the last two days for English teams with Chelsea’s match against Villa now all but off and the Premier League officials are set to meet via videoconference with the club representatives to discuss whether to continue the league at all.
The club assured that despite being tested positive, 19 year old Hudson-Odoi was doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as possible.