December 30-A pandemic of Covid-19, accelerated by a new variant of the rapidly spreading virus, threatens to destroy the English Premier League again after the second fixture is canceled at 11 o’clock. ..th time.
A record number of 18 players and staff tested positive between December 21st and 27th, the most in the week of the season and the latest in Manchester City’s match at Everton two days ago. The victim of the top flight came out. It was canceled.
The city’s training grounds have been closed as a precautionary measure, and the match at Chelsea this Sunday is questionable. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said the match wouldn’t go on if it wasn’t safe for both teams.
Everton City has been postponed for the second time this season after the match at Aston Villa was canceled earlier this month due to an outbreak at Newcastle United.
Bottomside Sheffield United reported a number of new incidents at the camp, but Arsenal said Brazilian defender Gabriel couldn’t play in the next two games as he tested positive for COVID-19. Said.
Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhüttle was absent from his home game with West Ham United on Tuesday. He had to quarantine himself because his family tested positive for COVID-19, but more than 10 football league games were postponed at Christmas.
In the UK, more than 2.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 71,000 deaths have been recorded. Countries around the world closed their borders last week due to concerns about new, highly infectious variants.
There are growing calls for a two-week circuit break next month to slow the spread of the virus, and the Premier League chairs reportedly discussed the possibility informally.
Sam Allardyce, the new manager of West Bromwich Albion, is one of those who wants to call for a stop.
“The safety of everyone is of utmost importance,” said Allardyce. “When you hear the news, the variant virus spreads faster than the original virus. [so] You can only do the right thing that the circuit is broken.
“I’m 66 years old. The last thing I want to do is catch Covid. I’m very worried about myself and football in general. If that’s what we need, we need to do it. . “
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Mutant virus hits the Premier League as it seeks a two-week circuit break
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