All Premier League and EFL games have been suspended until the 3rd of April following the recent outbreak of coronavirus in England. According to the Premier League, all games will resume on 4th April which is still subject to medical advice and conditions at the time. EFL also advised all clubs to suspend every trivial activity in the stadium like player appearance, fans visiting and others until when the suspension will be lifted.
The EFL made this decision following the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in EPL affecting Chelsea and Arsenal respectively. Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi was tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday evening after he developed a symptom earlier on Monday. Chelsea has put its training facility under lockdown and other players are out under self-isolation until they ascertain the number of affected players.
Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has sent a message to millions of Chelsea fans around the globe telling them that he has recovered from the virus and he’s waiting to get back to training as soon as possible.
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Also, Arsenal manager, Arteta was tested positive for the virus too. This has caused the team to postpone their Premier League game scheduled for the weekend. The 37-year-old manager fell ill and had symptoms of the virus, after test it was determined that he had the virus and will be closely monitored.
The EPL suspension of games is the fourth that will happen in Europe within five days. The Italian league has been suspended, Spanish La Liga stopped all match yesterday after a case of coronavirus was reported in Real Madrid. Also, away from Europe, MLS has suspended all competitions in the league due to the fear of coronavirus in the country.