Three Foxes players self-isolate as ‘precaution’

Three unnamed Leicester City FC players are self-isolating after presenting “extremely mild” symptoms of illness, the Club has confirmed.

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, medical staff at the Club advised the players to take precautionary measures – advice which was seconded by NHS 111, which said their symptoms were consistent with common seasonal illness and that a seven-day period of self-isolation was appropriate.

In a statement, the Club stressed that there has been no recommendation to carry out further testing, and said it was in regular contact with the players, whose symptoms are “mild and self-manageable.”

The Foxes are now advising any staff members who experience moderate symptoms of ill-health to stay at home and contact NHS 111, while supporters are advised to actively seek out the latest government advice.

Anyone who has recently travelled to the UK from a country with a high risk of coronavirus is being asked to stay away from the King Power Stadium to avoid a potential spread to other supporters.