Everton Confirm Squad In Quarantine After Players Show Coronavirus Symptoms

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After Leicester City and Manchester City, Everton are the latest club to quarantine their squad after an unnamed player displayed Coronavirus symptoms.

Written By Daniel Arambur | Mumbai | Updated On:

Everton have been the latest team to be hit with a Coronavirus scare on, incidentally, Friday the 13th this month. The Merseyside derby, which was set to be played over the weekend, could be under threat as Everton have confirmed that a first-team player has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. Read the official club statement regarding Everton first-team squad quarantine below.

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After Leicester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, Everton are the latest Premier League club to self-isolate their entire squad after a first-team player tested positive for Coronavirus. The Merseysiders have followed the required precautionary measures as mentioned by the British government and have quarantined their first-team squad on Friday itself. It remains to be seen whether their pre-scheduled match against Liverpool on Monday will go ahead or not with a pending announcement expected from the English Football Association in the coming hours.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mikel Arteta and an unnamed Leicester City player have already been tested positive for Coronavirus in the Premier League. There expected cases of Coronavirus in football are expected to rise in the coming days as Premier League organisers face continued pressure to postpone the league until the crisis recedes in the UK.

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