Everton staff and players are in self-isolation after one of their players has shown symptoms of the Coronavirus.

The club confirmed the news this morning. The Premier League has since suspended all Premier League action until April 3 at the earliest amid fears of COVID-19.

An Everton statement read:

“Everton Football Club can confirm that, as a precautionary measure, its entire first-team squad and coaching staff are undertaking a period of self-isolation following medical advice.

“The step has been taken after a first-team player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

“The Club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff.

“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.”

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