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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for COVID-19

Chelsea whole squad is under self - isolation after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus, the club made the statement early on Friday morning.


Hudson-Odoi got cold symptoms on Monday and has stayed away from rest of the club since then. The young Englishman is the first known Premier League player who contracted the virus.


Chelsea made a statement saying: "Chelsea men's team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for coronavirus returned this evening."


Everyone who had a close contact with the infected player will have to self- isolate following the government guidelines.



The young player posted a video on his Twitter account saying he is recovering from the virus and is "following health guidelines".


As a result of the coronavirus outbreak the scheduled fixtures will be postponed. Chelsea are scheduled to play with Aston Villa on Saturday, but the game will probably be canceled.


The Premier League will have a meeting regarding to the coronavirus following the news on Thursday evening that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the virus.


Arsenal's entire squad has been put under quarantine after the statement and now their game against Brighton will be postponed.



However, the Premier League decision will be almost certainly every match this weekend to be postponed.


On Thursday, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that three of his players are being isolated from the rest of the squad after showing coronavirus symptoms. Leicester head coach did not confirm which players might be affected from the virus.


Rodgers made a statement saying: "We've had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs [of coronavirus]. We've followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad."



Manchester City left back Benjamin Mendy also had put himself under isolation after one of his family members was tested positive for coronavirus.


Man City are supposed to play against Burnley in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The game against Real Madrid has already been postponed The game against Real Madrid has already been postponed because the players from the Spanish club have been placed in self-isolation.