Arsenal’s Caitlin Foord will face a 14-day quarantine when she returns to Arsenal after international duty with the Australian national team.

CAM PHA, VIETNAM - MARCH 11: Caitlin Foord of Australia controls the ball under pressure of Tran Thi Phuong Thao of Vietnam during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off 2nd Leg between Vietnam and Australian Matildas at Cam Pha Stadium on March 11, 2020 in Cam Pha, Vietnam. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images)
CAM PHA, VIETNAM – MARCH 11: Caitlin Foord of Australia controls the ball under pressure of Tran Thi Phuong Thao of Vietnam during the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off 2nd Leg between Vietnam and Australian Matildas at Cam Pha Stadium on March 11, 2020 in Cam Pha, Vietnam. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images)

As the world tries to lock the door after the Covid-19 virus has already bolted, Foord will be placed in isolation following an Olympic Qualifier in Vietnam.

While it is, of course, essential that we protect as many vulnerable people as possible with self-isolation where warranted and social distancing as standard to stop things getting worse (they will anyway), there are many who need to start taking this much more seriously than they are already.

Arsenal at present are already suffering from a shortage of players due to injuries, so it will be interesting to see how the FA WSL, and the Premier League, move forward.

With players such as Daniele Rugani already testing positive, it seems like a world-wide suspension of sport is only a matter of time away.

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