The English Premier League has been suspended until April 3, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The decision of EPL‘s suspension by English FA comes on Friday morning, following an earlier report that Arsenal‘s manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea FC‘s attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“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,” a Premier League statement said.
“Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters, referring to the disease caused by the coronavirus.
“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.”
The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 13, 2020