Coronavirus: Man City vs Arsenal clash postponed due to deadly virus fears

The Premier League game between Manchester City and Arsenal slated for  today has been postponed ”as a
precautionary measure” due to the coronavirus outbreak -with several Arsenal players required to go into self-isolation.

It is the first Premier League game to have been called off as result of the deadly virus.

A statement from Arsenal read: “The medical advice we have received puts the risk of them developing Covid-19 at
extremely low.

“However, we are strictly following the Government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact.

“As a result, the players are unavailable for tonight’s match against Manchester City and the Premier League has decided the game should be postponed.

“The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff, who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.”

Odiase Osayande

Written by Odiase Osayande

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports writer at Dockaysworld. He is a strong supporter of Liverpool and he's telling the best stories of the beautiful game of football to fans worldwide.


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