The child is the first player from England’s top flight to return a positive test result for the illness that has swept the planet.
Chelsea celebrity Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for coronavirus, leading the Blues to enact a partial close of the training centers.
Hudson-Odoi, 19, is the first Premier League player to be verified to have problems with the virus, which has caused league closures in Spain, Italy and France because it had been raised to a pandemic from the World Health Organisation.
The Premier League compared announced earlier on Thursday that the weekend’s fixtures goes ahead as planned, although a meeting was then known as with nightclubs for another day after the information that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was diagnosed with the illness.
Brighton have already moved to suspend their battle against the Gunners ahead of the league’s decision and Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa must also be in serious danger after the club confirmed the information.
“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this day,” the Blues said on their official site.
“Chelsea employees who had recent close contact with the participant in the men’s team building will now self-isolate in accordance with Government health guidelines. These can include initially the full men’s team group, coaching staff and several of the backroom staff.
“It’s expected that those who didn’t have close contact Callum will go back to work in the coming days. Meanwhile, the men’s team building, one of many separate buildings in our training ground, will stay closed. The remainder of our training centre, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal.
“Callum exhibited symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and hasn’t been in the training ground since then as a precaution. However, his test came in optimistic this day and he’ll 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’s possible.
“We will continue to adhere to Government and Public Health Guidelines in terms of our staff and facilities and will be discussing the next steps with respect to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning. We’ll provide additional updates as necessary through the club website.
We want Callum a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the club shortly.”