Premier League: Fifth game postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

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“The well being of gamers and employees is our precedence […] the membership had no choice apart from to request the match be rearranged,” United’s assertion stated.

“The Premier League Board took the choice to postpone based mostly on steering from medical advisors.”

United stated that periods on the membership’s Carrington coaching floor had been to be suspended for a “brief interval” to assist cut back additional transmission.

It’s the second rearrangement in a matter of hours, because the league introduced earlier on Thursday that Leicester Metropolis’s residence recreation towards Tottenham Hotspur, scheduled to be performed later within the day, had additionally been postponed resulting from “a rise in optimistic Covid-19 circumstances inside Leicester’s squad.”

The league stated in a press release that the rise in circumstances “has left the membership [Leicester City] with an inadequate variety of gamers out there to satisfy the match,” including that Leicester Metropolis’s first-team coaching floor was closed on Thursday morning to assist include the outbreak.
Leicester's game against Spurs at the King Power Stadium was also postponed today.
The rearrangement of the United recreation marks the fifth Premier League recreation to be postponed within the area of every week, and the membership’s second in a row following the postponement of its scheduled match at Brentford on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Brentford supervisor Thomas Frank urged the league to postpone the total spherical of league video games this coming weekend — December 18 to December 19 — to permit golf equipment to include Covid-19 outbreaks.

“The Covid circumstances are going by means of the roof in any respect Premier League golf equipment,” Frank advised a information convention.

“To postpone this spherical (of Premier League video games) […] would give everybody every week a minimum of to scrub and do the whole lot on the coaching floor so the whole lot is okay and we break the chain at each membership,” added the Danish coach.

The Premier League didn’t instantly reply to CNN when requested about Frank’s feedback.