Arteta & Hudson-Odoi test positive for coronavirus, Premier League clubs self-isolateRecord ID: 1463802
- Title: Arteta & Hudson-Odoi test positive for coronavirus, Premier League clubs self-isolate
- Date: 13th March 2020
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) NEW ARSENAL MANAGER, MIKEL ARTETA, WALKING OUT ONTO THE EMIRATES STADIUM PITCH ARTETA HOLDING ARSENAL SHIRT ARTETA POSING FOR PHOTOS ARTETA WALKING ON PITCH
- Keywords: Arsenal Benjamin Mendy Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea Everton Mikel Arteta
- Reuters ID: LVA001C4VXUMF
- Location: VARIOUS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: VARIOUS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:00:48
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Story Text: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi have both tested positive for coronavirus as the Premier League announced on Friday (March 13) that all elite soccer matches in England would be suspended until April 3.
Arsenal's first-team squad were set to self-isolate on Thursday (March 12) as a result of Arteta's positive test. The club's Hale End training centre has also been temporarily closed.
The Gunners' game at Manchester City on Wednesday was postponed as a number of their players had met Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus, who contracted the virus.
Chelsea's first-team players and coaching staff will also self-isolate following Hudson-Odoi's positive test.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, who has three players in self-isolation after showing symptoms of the virus, had already called for the season to be stopped.
Meanwhile, Everton's first team squad and coaching staff are self-isolating after a player reported symptoms of COVID-19.
A Manchester City player is also in self-isolation after a family member was taken to hospital with symptoms of a respiratory illness.
A City statement said the family member had undergone tests at hospital, including for the coronavirus, and that the player would continue to self-isolate until the results were known.
The club did not say which player was self-isolating, but British media reported it was French defender Benjamin Mendy.
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