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West Ham have EIGHT stars in isolation after coronavirus hit the club, says Karren Brady

WEST HAM UNITED vice-chairwoman Karren Brady has revealed that EIGHT first-team stars are in self-isolation, following Government guidelines.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the Premier League suspended until April 30.

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And a number of people involved in the league have contracted the disease, with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mikel Arteta the most high-profile cases in English football.

But they are not the only ones, as Baroness Brady exclusively revealed to SunSport.

She said: "Players are currently not in training and housebound to comply with social distancing rules currently in place until April 13, when we expect training to restart.

"And following further Government guidelines, we have eight West Ham players in isolation.

But it is no more than a handshake, sneeze or cough away from any of us, so no one should be complacent.

Karren Brady

"Although I am relieved to say they are all showing mild symptoms and, along with their families, seem to be well.

"But it is no more than a handshake, sneeze or cough away from any of us, so no one should be complacent."

The Premier League will next meet on Friday, with the main topic on the agenda being when fixtures can resume.

But with so much uncertainty surrounding the spread of the disease, and how long it will take to contain - it will be difficult for club bosses to form a concrete plan.

Brady said: "When we — all Prem clubs — last spoke, we agreed to get going again as soon as possible.

"And that games will run into July, if required, to get this campaign finished.


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"This is the plan. This is what we want to deliver."

Hammers manager David Moyes was in quarantine after coming into contact with Arteta at the Arsenal - West Ham match on March 7.

The Scot didn't show any symptoms, however.

All Premier League clubs have played either 28 or 29 matches this season.

And while the title has been virtually wrapped up by Liverpool, European places and relegation spots are very much still to be decided.

The United Kingdom is currently in lockdown, with over 14,000 confirmed cases and 761 people killed by the disease.

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