English Premier League matches postponed until April 3 due to Coronavirus
The English Premier League have rescheduled all games to be played until April 3 at the earliest due to the recent threat of the deadly coronavirus disease originated from Wuhan, China.
The English Football Association has also shifted England’s international friendly games against Italy and Denmark, set to played by March 27th and 31st, 2020 respectively.
The decision to reschedule English Premier League matches was accepted at an “emergency club meeting” on Friday, 13th March, 2020 and in the wake of Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta and Chelsea/England 19-year old footballer, Callum Hodson-Odoi verifying they had tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Arsenal Manager will self isolate in line with Englands health policy and it is predicted that the first-team players along with coaching and non-coaching staff will also carry out the same routine. Arsenal’s next Premier League fixture against Brighton on Saturday had already been shifted as a sequel of the deadly virus.
Also, the whole Everton first-team players has been placed in isolation after an undisclosed player reported COVID-19 signs and Watford have cancelled training this week with many of their players telling their head coach, Nigel Pearson they are not feeling well.
Five members of coaching and non coaching staff at Bournemouth, including goalie Artur Boruc, are self-isolating because they are showing symptoms of Coronavirus.
Leicester City head coach, Brendan Rodgers also verified on Thursday that three of his players are being seperated apart from the rest of the players after showing COVID-19 symptoms.
The English Premier League has now shifted its whole upcoming matches, becoming the earliest sporting association to take drastic measure to fight the threat of COVID-19.