Chelsea soccer player Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus

Callum Hudson-Odoi of the English Premier League soccer club Chelsea has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reports.

The 19-year-old player is the latest soccer figure to test positive for the virus. The English Premier League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss future matches.

Chelsea said in a club statement that personnel who had recent close contact with the player will now self-isolate.

Earlier Thursday, Arsenal football club announced that manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus.

The English Premier League previously said that this weekend’s fixtures will go ahead as planned. Football leagues in Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United States have all been suspended amid the outbreak, while the German Bundesliga and France’s Ligue 1 are holding matches behind closed doors.


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