Chelsea have reminded player Mason Mount and the rest of their first-team squad of their responsibilities during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, after Mount broke his self-isolation.
Mount was pictured playing football at Trent Park Football Centre in Barnet on Sunday along with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice days after the club ordered its players and staff to self-isolate for 14 days after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday.
West Ham’s Rice, a childhood friend of Mount, was not subjected to self-isolation precautions by his club as there have been no reported cases of players or staff having tested positive for the coronavirus at West Ham so he didn’t see anything wrong in playing football with Mount.
According to Goal, Chelsea warned Mount not to break self-isolation rules again and retold other players to avoid public spaces and meeting with friends, as advised by Government health authorities.
The Premier league has been suspended till April 3 following government orders to stop large gatherings of people to combat the virus.
Odoi, who tested positive to the virus last week, and was the premier league’s first player to be diagnosed of the virus, released a video over the weekend, saying he had recovered from the virus.
“Hi guys, as you may be aware I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from,” he said in a video on social media.
“I’m following the health guidelines and self-isolating for the week. I hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon. Take care.”
British authorities believe as much as 10,000 Brits could have been infected by the virus.