The Football Association in England has announced the postponement of all football matches in the country due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
This is coming in the wake of news that Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive to the outbreak.
The Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is now referred to was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has led to the suspension of leagues in Italy, Spain, e.t.c
The English FA has now followed suit.
A statement released on their official website read:
“Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.
“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.”