Premier League suspended over Coronavirus.
England’s Premier League has been suspended following a unanimous decision by shareholders today, a Premier League statement has said.
The Premier League statement added that the competition will return on 4 April, 2020, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.
Speaking on the subject, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”
The statement further stated that ” despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so. In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate”.
In the last 24hours, two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed; Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson Odoi. However, the latter tweeted a video, thanking fans for the support while revealing that he had recovered from the virus.
Meanwhile, Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is self-isolating as a precaution after a member of his family was admitted to hospital displaying symptoms of coronavirus.