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Chelsea release statement after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Coronavirus
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Chelsea release statement after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Coronavirus

Chelsea's training facility is set to undergo partial closure after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. 

According to the club, all those who came in contact with the player will self-isolate themselves in line with government health guidelines. 

Those who were in contact with the winger include the full men’s team squad, coaching staff and a number of the backroom staff.

"It is expected that those who did not have close contact with Callum will return to work in the coming days. In the meantime, the men’s team building, one of several separate buildings at our training ground, will remain closed. The rest of our training facility, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal.

"Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution. However, his test came in positive this evening and he will 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 is possible.

We will continue to adhere to Government and Public Health Guidelines with regard to our facilities and staff and will be discussing next steps with regards to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning. We will provide further updates as necessary via the club’s website.

"We wish Callum a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the club soon,"

Chelsea were due to face Aston Villa in an English Premier League match on Saturday, but the latest development puts the fixture in jeopardy.