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Premier League Board responds to calls for football shutdown due to Covid

The premier league board has rejected calls to shut down premier league football due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in some premier league clubs.

This comes after Manchester United’s game vs Brighton this Saturday was postponed. Man Utd vs Brighton is the second game the premier league are postponing today and the fourth all season as Tottenham vs Leicester which was slated for tonight got postponed earlier today.

“While recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is the League’s intention to continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible. The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority.” The premier league board said in a statement released this afternoon.

The latest statement means other games scheduled for tonight will definitely hold as well as other fixtures slated for this weekend with the Premier League looking to bring in measures that could help curb the situation.

“In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has reintroduced Emergency Measures. These include protocols such as more frequent testing, wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing and limiting treatment time.”

Will premier league football eventually get suspended? Well, that’s the opinion of many as things stand.