Alex Iwobi and his Everton teammates are observing precautionary measures put in place by the Merseyside club after a member of the first-team squad reported a high temperature on Thursday night and is now undertaking a period of self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement released by Everton, the player whose name was not mentioned, will be in self-isolation for seven days.
Following the development, the club announced that its facilities will be closed until further notice.
The statement read: “To clarify our earlier statement, Everton Football Club can confirm that one member of the Everton first-team squad reported a high temperature last night and is now undertaking a period of self-isolation for seven days.
“In line with Government guidelines no other players are self-isolating at this stage but the Club’s USM training facility has been closed as a precaution and staff, including players, have been advised to stay away from all Club sites until further notice.
“The health, welfare and safety of all Everton players, staff and stakeholders is the Club’s absolute priority. Therefore, the Club has taken the decision to close down all Everton workplaces including USM Finch Farm, Goodison Park and its headquarters at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool City Centre. The Club’s retail store at Goodison Park will also close but its Liverpool ONE store is unaffected and will remain open.
“Everton will continue to adhere to UK Government and Public Health guidelines with regards to the closure of its facilities and wellbeing of staff and will be discussing next steps with regards to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning.
“Further updates will be provided in due course, including guidance relating to forthcoming fixtures.”
On Friday games in the Premier League, Championship, English Football League and the Women’s League were suspended until April 4, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
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