Premier League postpones Aston Villa vs. Everton on account of COVID-19 outbreak

Premier League postpones Aston Villa vs. Everton on account of COVID-19 outbreak

Aston Villa have had one other sport referred to as off. Shaun Botterill/Getty Photographs

The Premier League sport between Aston Villa and Everton on Sunday has been referred to as off due to the continued impression of a coronavirus outbreak at Villa.

Villa’s coaching floor stays closed following quite a lot of constructive COVID-19 circumstances on the membership final week.

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That noticed them discipline a aspect made up of under-23 and U18 gamers within the 4-1 FA Cup third spherical defeat towards Liverpool. Their Premier League fixture towards Tottenham this midweek was then postponed whereas the sport towards Everton, initially scheduled for Saturday, was pushed again a day.

A Premier League assertion learn: “The Premier League, in session with its golf equipment, has enhanced its COVID-19 protocols, along with reimplementing a twice-weekly testing programme because the heath of gamers and workers stays the precedence. The protocols, which strengthen key components of the prevailing steering, got here into quick impact final week.”

Villa are subsequent set to be in motion after they play Manchester Metropolis subsequent Wednesday. They’ve performed 15 video games this season and by the point they play subsequent they’ll have three video games in hand over some sides.

Villa vs. Everton is the sixth Premier League sport to be postponed since December, with the league saying on Monday it recorded 36 new COVID-19 circumstances final week even because the English top-flight season continues with out pause regardless of a surge in infections throughout the nation and quite a few fixtures being postponed.

Because the new Premier League season kicked off, 207 gamers and workers have examined constructive for the coronavirus in 21 rounds of testing.

Regardless of rising stress to quickly halt the season, the Premier League determined to not schedule a mid-season break, saying it had “confidence in its COVID-19 protocols to allow fixtures to be performed.”

In the meantime, Leeds vs. Southampton, initially set for Jan. 20, has been postponed to permit the guests to fulfil their FA Cup third spherical conflict with Shrewsbury City, which had been cancelled on account of rising COVID-19 circumstances.

Data from Reuters was used on this report.

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