Everton v Man City PL video game postponed because of to COVID-19 scenarios

LONDON (Reuters) – Everton’s Premier League match at property to Manchester Town on Monday has been identified as off due to new COVID-19 situations documented at Metropolis, the league explained in a assertion.

City returned a variety of positive conditions for COVID-19 immediately after confirming 4 positives last 7 days, which include striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker.

The Leading League board agreed to rearrange the recreation as a precaution immediately after Metropolis lodged a ask for next the latest spherical of screening.

“The selection has been taken with the wellness of players and personnel the priority” the league stated right here.

“The Premier League continues to have complete self-assurance in its protocols and policies, and the way in which all clubs are implementing them.”

City have decided to shut down their to start with-team training facility indefinitely, with the squad established to endure testing before any selection is created for instruction to resume.

“All positive situations involving players and workers will observe a period of time of self-isolation in accordance with Leading League and British isles Government protocol on quarantine,” Town explained in a assertion.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson claimed the COVID-19 outbreak was a worry and that it is “impossible to fully shield” Leading League players no matter what safeguards they take.

“The virus is spreading rather rapidly,” Hodgson said right after Palace’s 1-1 draw with Leicester Town.

“The simple fact is they (gamers) are human beings. They depart the soccer club and they go property, and they have young children who are coming again from college, and they have to do their purchasing.

“So it is pretty, really concerning. My hope is that we can endure it and continue to keep banging on by as it have been.”

The postponement is the next this time following an outbreak at Newcastle United compelled the league to phone off their match at Aston Villa this month.

City, sixth in the league desk, are scheduled to journey to participate in Chelsea on Sunday.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas and Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, Enhancing by Mark Potter, Ed Osmond and Pritha Sarkar