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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said Premier League matches will not yet be cancelled despite the coronavirus epidemic after a COBRA meeting was held at Downing Street today.
It was thought the Premier League will be suspended with over 500 cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths confirmed in the United Kingdom but the Prime Minister revealed that for the time-being, fixtures will not be called off.
He said: “We are considering the question of banning major public events such as sporting fixtures.
“The scientific advice is that this will have little effect on the spread but there’s also the issue of the burden such events can place on public services.
“We are discussing these issues with colleagues in all parts of the UK and will have more to say shortly about the timing of further action.”
He added on mass gatherings and sporting events: “It is very important we are guided by the science… there is no [medical] evidence [to cancel].
“We are not saying no but it is very important we maximise the benefits of our interventions [by timing it right].”