- Clive Allen has been self-isolating since he discovered he has contracted the deadly coronavirus
- The pandemic has forced virtually everyone to embark on a compulsory holiday
- The former striker will turn 59 in May
Premier League legend Clive Allen has confirmed he has contracted the deadly coronavirus currently ravaging the world.
The infection which attacks the human respiratory system has forced most part of the globe to embark on a compulsory holiday.
However, the former Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Chelsea striker revealed he has been on self-isolation for over two weeks after testing positive to the virus.
According to SunSport, Allen who scored 49 goals in just one season across competitions while playing for the north London club Spurs made the confession.
He said: "I just had the classic symptoms; high temperature, shivery and felt as if I had a bout of the flu.
"Over two or three days it took hold and I felt unwell for five days, one day particularly so. I had quite a nasty headache which I never get. It was vice-like around my head.
'After I began to feel better, I had a dry cough for about three days.
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"Because there was information about the illness I called 111 and they said they’d call me back within two or three days, which they did.
"They came three or four days later and tested me at my house. Health England arranged it and the lady came and swabbed my nose and my mouth.
"She went away and I got a positive result five days later.
"I thought I had a bad attack of flu but obviously due to the timing of it I was a little bit concerned because there was a lot being talked about the coronavirus.
"I isolated straight away when I started to feel unwell because of what was being said. That was on March 9. I am still self-isolating now."
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina seems to have been infected with coronavirus after confirming he showed symptoms for the illness.
The Spaniard currently plays for relegation-threatened Aston Villa barely one season after returning to the Premier League.
Although he did not start the season with them, he could, however, follow them back to the Championship when the season ends if results remain the same.