Another Match Postponed Due To Covid Outbreak
On Sunday another English Premier League (EPL) football match was postponed because of a massive Covid outbreak, the match was supposed to be held in Southampton after the Newcastle team reported frequent cases of Coronavirus infection.
On Thursday Newcastle’s last match against Everton was also delayed. The Premier League said Newcastle didn’t have enough 13 players and one goalkeeper as it required for a match, needed to face Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium due to COVID-19 cases and injuries.
In a statement, the league cleared that in classification to the pretentious clubs and their fans, they made an opportune conclusion on the match.
With this, the numerous matches of EPL games deferred in the last three weeks has moved up to 18, including Saturday’s game between last-placed Norwich and Leicester.
Meanwhile, Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said on Friday that three of his players have tested positive of covid-19 ahead of Sunday’s match against Chelsea. Klopp did not disclose the names of the players and voiced expectancy that the game will be held in London.
While the French league match between Angers and Saint-tienne on January 9 has been delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the Angers crew, Angers requested the rescheduling of the match on Thursday, stating that its 30 players have been covid positive.
There were 19 verified cases of the condition in the group and 10 of these players are not permitted to play again till January 10. Five staff members of the team are also infected.