Odion Ighalo. PHOTO CREDIT: @ighalojude/Twitter
Odion Ighalo, Manchester United’s January signing from China, has been coaching away from the membership’s amenities as a precaution as a result of coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Nigerian worldwide striker joined United on mortgage till the tip of the season on January 31 — switch deadline day — from Chinese language membership Shanghai Shenhua.
He is because of meet together with his United team-mates for the primary time this weekend forward of Monday’s conflict with Chelsea as they’ve been away at a coaching camp in Spain — Ighalo didn’t journey due to fears he might need issues re-entering the UK.
Each The Occasions and The Day by day Mirror reported Ighalo had been advised to avoid the membership’s Carrington coaching centre — the place lots of of workers work — as he went via a 14-day quarantine interval.
The previous Watford star — who has not performed a aggressive match since December 6 — has as a substitute been put via his paces by a private coach on the GB Taekwondo Headquarters in Manchester, not removed from rivals Manchester Metropolis’s floor.
The British authorities known as the novel coronavirus a “critical and imminent menace”, and stated anybody with the illness can now be forcibly quarantined if they’re deemed a menace to public well being. There are 9 confirmed circumstances in Britain.
Greater than 1,350 folks have died in China from the virus, and almost 60,000 others have been contaminated.
Most circumstances have concerned individuals who had been in Wuhan, the quarantined central Chinese language metropolis the place the virus emerged late final 12 months, or folks contaminated by others who had been on the epicentre.