Nottingham Forest Football Club has confirmed that the under-15 academy player who was self-isolated after a coronavirus scare has been cleared of suffering from the illness.

A player had been suffering from flu-like symptoms earlier this week but some test results have now come back negative.

Forest took advice from the NHS and relevant governing bodies and subsequently kept the academy open as normal.

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The coronavirus is extremely rife in the news and is threatening to curtail several sporting events. Italy’s Six Nations clash with Ireland originally scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled; with Euro 2020 and the Olympics also in danger of being rescheduled.

Some symptoms of the coronavirus include a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath, but showing signs of these do not necessarily mean a person has the illness.

At this moment there have been 23 confirmed cases of people picking up the virus in the UK.


Coronavirus is also known as Covid-19 and is thought to have originated in the city of Wuhan in China. Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Azerbaijan and Holland reported the first cases.

Worldwide scare

On a global scale, 85,000 people have been struck with the Covid-19 virus.

Forest will be desperately glad that the player has now been cleared of any threat of the illness.

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The Reds are currently fourth in the Championship and as a result, it might have proved distracting had the club been forced to close down the academy in the short-term.

Chris Cohen’s under-23s are also top of their league and the under-18s are also going well.

None of the Sabri Lamouchi, Cohen or under-18s boss Gareth Holmes will have wanted their plans impacted.

Crucially for the under-15s, the player in question will now be free to join back in with his team-mates.

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