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Premier League postponed until April because of the Coronavirus bug

Premier League and lower league games have been postponed until 3 April because of the Coronavirus bug.

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Several players and the Arsenal manager have been tested positive for the bug and everyone will understand that safety of everyone including players and staff is most important.

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.”

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.

Champions League and the Europa League has now been suspended although no information is to hand when competition will resume.

Other sports have also been hit, some pro cycling events have been postponed, tennis has also been hit although running events are currently going ahead, Manchester Marathon has not yet been suspended and other events will continue until the advice from the government changes.

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