The English Premier League has been suspended after an emergency meeting was scheduled by the League as a result of the fast spreading coronavirus.
According to Evening Standard, the latest victims, Arsenal’s head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi who have tested positive for Covid-19 is one of the major reasons that has prompted the emergency meeting.
On measures taken so far to avoid the spread, games were planned to be played indoors but Arsenal’s announcement on Thursday evening follows the Premier League’s statement that this weekend’s games would go ahead as planned.
But they have now confirmed an emergency meeting is scheduled for Friday morning with top-flight clubs-the plan for an emergency meeting is obviously a more drastic move.
Other measures that have been taken to avoid the spread is that, Saturday’s game at Brighton has been postponed as Arsenal’s London Colney training centre is now shut.
Obviously, the situation at the moment will mean that the Blues’ game against Aston Villa will also be postponed as both Arsenal and Chelsea’s full first-team squads will now self-isolate.
On the players that are in self isolation, Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy and three Leicester City players are also in self-isolation.
LaLiga has been postponed for two matchdays with the Real Madrid squad currently in quarantine.
Other sport like the ATP Tour has also been suspended for six weeks as a result of the deadly coronavirus spread.