Ghanaian born Chelsea winger – Callum James Hudson-Odoi has contracted the new global epidemic [coronavirus], throwing the English Premier League into chaos.

A statement from Chelsea on the 19-year-old attacker on Thursday read:

“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.”

The team also announced that Chelsea personnel that came in “recent close contact” with Hudson-Odoi will begin self-isolating.

Hudson-Odoi [19] is the younger brother of non-League striker Bradley Hudson-Odoi and the second son of former Hearts of Oak Ghanaian midfielder Bismark Odoi.

The Chelsea winger is the first Premier League player confirmed to have the virus. He displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and has stayed away from the club since then.

There are over 590 confirmed cases of the virus in Britain and 10 people have died from it so far.