The English Premier League for men and women, Championship and other football activities in England has been suspended until April 3 due to the spread of coronavirus.
thescoreng learnt that, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Others Football Activities Suspended Due To The Spread Of Coronavirus. It comes as Premier League chiefs meet to discuss the top division’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.”
Earlier, UEFA has announced all Champions League and Europa League matches scheduled for next week have been postponed.
A UEFA statement read: “In the light of developments due to the spread of Covid-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competition matches scheduled next week are postponed.”
“This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg matches scheduled on 17 and18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 19 March 2020, all UEFA Youth League quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.”
“Further decisions on when these matches take place will be communicated in due course.
“As a consequence of the postponements, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been postponed.”