Chelsea football club training facility may undergo partial lockdown after one member of the team Callum Hudson-Odoi is tested positive for COVID-19. It was earlier reported that the player developed mild cold symptoms on Monday morning and he has isolated himself from training since then as a means of precaution. Hudson-Odoi diagnosis came in late on Thursday evening and he was tested positive for the virus, he will undergo a period of self-isolation until he overcomes the virus.
Also, personnel in the club who have had close contact with Hudson-Odoi in the men’s team will undergo a self-isolation period too, this is in line with the Government health guidelines. The set of individuals expected to undergo self-isolation period include the entire men team, coaching staff and member of the backroom staff. Those who did not have close contact with the player stand a low chance of contracting the virus, they are expected to return to work in a few day’s time. Nevertheless, in the meantime, until that is confirmed, the men’s team building will remain closed down. While the rest of the training facility, Stamford Bridge and other facilities will be operating as normal.
Meanwhile, reports revealed that the affected player is full of life despite testing positive and he is eager to return to the pitch as soon as possible.
The English club promises to adhere to Government and Public Health Guidelines with regards to their facilities and staff. The management of the club will sit to discuss the next step regarding upcoming fixtures with Premier League today. Reasonably, their next Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday is not certain to hold as scheduled following the latest development. Hudson-Odoi shared a video on his social media assuring people that he is fast recovering from the virus and he hopes to get back to training as soon as possible.
While the rest of the world joins Chelsea to wish Callum Hudson-Odoi a quick recovery, it is worthy to know that the virus is spreading like a wildfire in Harmattan, and it seems preventive measures against it is not effective especially in the world of football. Just yesterday, Real Madrid was put on lockdown and La Liga postponed all matches till further notice. The Italian Government has given an order that all games should be put on hold until the era of coronavirus is over especially in Italy.
Meanwhile, Juventus player Daniele Rugani was tested positive causing the team to suspend all their games and putting their players in self-isolation. Cristiano Ronaldo is also in the self-isolation period in Portugal after the player went to Portugal to visit his ailing mother.