Everton’s English Premier League match at residence to Manchester Metropolis has been referred to as off as a result of new COVID-19 circumstances reported at Metropolis.
- Metropolis have determined to close their first-team coaching facility indefinitely, with the squad to bear testing earlier than coaching can resume
- The sport is the second to be postponed this season, after an outbreak at Newcastle United pressured their match with Aston Villa to be referred to as off
- The Premier League says it’s nonetheless assured in its protocols and guidelines to maintain the season going
Metropolis returned quite a lot of optimistic circumstances for COVID-19 after confirming 4 positives final week, together with striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker.
The Premier League board agreed to rearrange the sport as a precaution after Metropolis lodged a request following the newest spherical of testing.
“The choice has been taken with the well being of gamers and employees the precedence” the league stated.
“The Premier League continues to have full confidence in its protocols and guidelines and the way in which wherein all golf equipment are implementing them.”
Metropolis have determined to close down their first-team coaching facility indefinitely, with the squad set to bear testing earlier than any determination is made for coaching to renew.
“All optimistic circumstances involving gamers and employees will observe a interval of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Authorities protocol on quarantine,” Metropolis stated in an announcement.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson stated the COVID-19 outbreak was a priority and that it’s “inconceivable to completely protect” Premier League gamers it doesn’t matter what precautions they take.
“The virus is spreading fairly quickly,” Hodgson stated after Palace’s 1-1 draw with Leicester Metropolis.
“The actual fact is that they [players] are human beings. They go away the soccer membership and so they go residence, and so they have kids who’re getting back from faculty, and so they should do their purchasing.
The postponement is the second this season after an outbreak at Newcastle United pressured the league to name off their match at Aston Villa this month.
Metropolis, sixth within the league desk, are scheduled to journey to play Chelsea on Sunday.
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